Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has claimed that his team will not underrated Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Match day three of Africa Cup of Qualifiers.
Nigeria will host Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin on Friday before travelling to Freetown for the return leg on Monday.
Nigeria currently sit on top of Group I with six points, having recorded convincing wins over the Benin Republic and Lesotho in their first two group fixtures.
The three-time African champions are clear favourites against their West African neighbours who are at the bottom of the log, boasting just one point garnered in a home draw to fellow strugglers Lesotho.
Complacency, though, could be the Super Eagles’ biggest foe on match day, and Rohr has called on his invited stars to give their all and not underrate their opponents.
“I have 23 fit players before the weekend matches, and the boys have the quality and experience to win both games, but that is if they give both games their best shot, ” Rohr told Completesports, as per Brila FM.
“We shall not underrate the Leone Stars as they are known, irrespective of the first leg result.
“We want to win both legs, and that means the boys must take the games very seriously like they always do to boost our qualification for AFCON. I don’t know much about Sierra Leone, but we shall work with little we have about them.”
In the last Five Encounters between Super Eagles and Leone stars, Nigeria have recorded five wins