By James K. Attaglo Wilson
Four days after a pulsating 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone, Nigerians were expecting a much better results yesterday as the Super Eagles came face-to-face with the Leone Stars at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown but the much anticipated game ended in a 0-0 draw.
The first half was as lacklustre as one can imagine, but nonetheless it was coach Gernot Rohr’s men that gained the midfield supremacy in the first quarter of the game as Kelechi Iheanacho forced a save from Sierra Leone goalkeeper – Mohamed Kamara in the 8th minutes.
Villareal forward – Samuel Chukwueze also came close at the quarter hour mark, but his timely try went just as far as kissing the upright.
The host came close in the 21st minute, but Kei Kamara effort was saved by the Super Eagles goalkeeper – Okoye Oduka.
Alhaji Kamara came close to breaking the deadlock on the stroke of halftime, but Okoye again came to Nigeria’s rescue.
The Super Eagles were the most dangerous side in the second stanza, but try as Kelechi Iheanacho and Chukwueze did they could not find the back of the net.
The Eagles’ next matches are scheduled for March 2021, when they will face Benin away and finish their campaign at home to Lesotho.