Super Eagles Secures First Win Under New Boss Jose Peseiro Following Victory Over Sierra Leone Courtesy Of Iwobi And Osimhen Goals.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria begin their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying journey with a 2-1 victory against Sierra Leone on Thursday evening.

It's the first win for the Super Eagles under the new Head Coach Jose Peseiro who started the game with Victor Osimhen and Sadiq Umar in attack.

The match was played behind closed doors at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja due to FIFA sanctions on fans misbehaviour following the disastrous 1-1 draw with Ghana in March that saw the Black Stars qualify on away goal rule the 2022 World Cup in Qatar ahead of the Super Eagles.

READ MORE: "We Will Put Our Hearts On The Line Against The Super Eagles"   – Sierra Leone defender, Osman Kakay.

Jonathan Morsay drew first blood, as the winger converted a ball through to him by Musa Noah Kamara to open scoring for the hosts 11 minute into the game to give the Leone Stars the lead.

But the joy was short lived as, moments later as the Super Eagles replied with two goals from Everton's star Alex Iwobi converting a pass from Moses Simon in the 16th minute, and Napoli's striker Victor Osimhen who tapped in from a cross by Simon again in the 41st minute which was enough to secure all three points.

The last two meetings between Super Eagles and Lone Stars was in November 2020 in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers and ended 4-4 in Nigeria, and 0-0 back in Sierra Leone.

Nigeria stay second in Group A, after other sides Guinea-Bissau trashed Sao Tome & Principe 5-1 at home to go top of the group.

The three time African Champions,will next play Sao Tome and Principe in their second group game on Monday June 13.

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