Osimhen Nets Brace As Super Eagles Beat Sierra Leone To Qualify for 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast

Osimhen Nets Brace As Super Eagles Beat Sierra Leone To Qualify for 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast

Ibitoye Shittu
June 18, 2023 at 6:26 PM
  • Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the next African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast
  • Jose Peseiro and his players on Sunday evening, June 18 beat Sierra Leone 3-2
  • Victor Osimhen was the star of the match as the Napoli striker scored a brace

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen on Sunday evening, June 18, scored a brace for the Super Eagles in their African Cup of Nations qualifying encounter against Sierra Leone in Monrovia which ended in a 3-2 win.

Going into this game, Jose Peseiro and his wards knew they only needed a draw to qualify for the 2024 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Goalkeeper Adeleye started in goal for the Super Eagles making his debut while former Chelsea player Kenneth Omeruo captained the Nigerian national team.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, Super Eagles, Chukwueze
Nigerian and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. Photo by Victor Modo
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The three-time African champions started the duel impressively with the duo of Moses Simon and Osimhen tormenting the defense of the hosts.

Who scored the first goal?

Osimhen gave Nigeria the lead in the 19th minute after a wonderful assist from Omeruo, and it was in the 32nd minute that the Napoli man fired in his second goal for the Super Eagles.

Mustapha Bundu pulled one back for Sierra Leone in the 41st minute as the first half ended with Super Eagles taking a 2-1 lead into the dressing room.

The hosts fought back in the second half and got their equalizer in the 84th minute through Augustus Kargbo, but Kelechi Iheanacho broke the heart of the home fans when he scored the winner for Nigeria at the death.

Osimhen picks Olamide as the best singer

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen disclosed that music sensation Olamide is his best Nigerian music artiste.

Also known by the nickname ‘Badoo', Olamide Gbenga Adedeji is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive.

Since he debuted in the Nigerian music scene in 2010, Olamide remains of the most influential artistes in Africa.

He records in Yoruba and English and has been instrumental to the launching of the careers of several Afrobeats music stars.

The singer released his first album titled ‘Rapsodi’ in 2011, delivering sensational rap in most of the tracks.

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