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Jose Peseiro kicked off his competitive debut with Nigeria on a good note after beating Sierra Leone behind closed doors in Abuja

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria commenced their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on a bright note after beating the Lone Stars of Sierra Leone 2-1 at the MoshoodAbiola Stadium, Abuja on Thursday, June 9, 2022.
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Sierra Leone took the lead through a Jonathan Morsay header in the 11th minute of the game, but it only took Nigeria six minutes to equalize through Alex Iwobi. The Everton FC of England midfielder combined brilliantly with Nantes of France forward Simon Moses to gift Nigeria the equalizer. Nigeria would press on for another goal, but it was not until the 41st minute of the game when a highly spirited run from Ola Aina brought in a cross for Simon Moses to head a pass to Osimhen who latched the ball excellently into the net to gift Jose Peseiro’s Eagles the lead and the maximum points.
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Nigeria will now fly to Sao Tome and Principe for their second Group A game in the qualifiers on Monday, June 13, 2022. In the other Group A game, Guinea Bissau beat Sao Tome and Principe 5-1 to go top of the Group table. Jose Peseiro and his charges will be hoping to add more misery to Sao Tome and Principe when both sides meet on Monday.
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This article was first published on 10th June 2022 and updated on June 11th, 2022 at 1:32 pm


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