2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Sierra Leone unveil 38-man squad ahead Super Eagles game
Leone Stars of Liberia head coach John Keister has unveiled his 38-man provisional squad, ahead of their Group A 2023 AFCON qualifiers against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
The names of the 38 shortlisted players was posted on the Sierra Leone Football Association Twitter handle.
The list comprise 12 foreign-based players and 26 home-based players.
Keister is expected to reduce the list before the game against the Super Eagles.
Sierra Leone will host the Super Eagles in Monrovia Liberia on Sunday, June 8 for match-day five of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.
The decision to play the game in Liberia is due to Sierra Leone’s inability to provide a suitable venue.
In their first meeting in the qualifiers in June 2022 in Abuja, the Super Eagles came from a goal down to beat Sierra Leone 2-1.
The Super Eagles, who have nine points, top Group A after four games, while Sierra Leone are third with five points.
Meanwhile, the first and second teams from the group will qualify for next year’s AFCON in Côte d’Ivoire.
Credit to: Guardian Ng by James Agberebi