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Soccer News of Friday, 10 June 2022


Watch highlights of Super Eagles 2-1 victory against Seirra Leone

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The Super Eagles began their 2023 AFCON qualifiers journey with a 2-1 victory against Sierra Leone after a nervy start to the game.

The Peseiro-led side had to come from a goal down to defeat the Leone Stars at the empty Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

The visitors took an early lead in the 11th minute through Jonathan Morsay's brilliant header.

The Leone Stars came close to finding a second by hitting the woodwork shortly after taking the lead.

The Super Eagles responded in stunning fashion after a brilliant link-up play between Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi produced a brilliant finish at the bottom right-hand corner by the Everton man.

With just about four minutes to the halftime break, Napoli attacker Osimhen latched onto a header after a brilliant cross from Ola Aina on the right flank.

A series of attacks from the Super Eagles yielded no positive outcome in the second half as the game ended 2-1 in favour of the Three times African champions.

Watch the highlights below: