Super Eagles vice-captain, Williams Troost-Ekong has advised his teammates to comcentrate ahead of their crucial game against the Leone Stars in Freetown on Tuesday evening.
The Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game has become even more crucial after the Super Eagles squandered a 4-0 lead to play out a draw with the Leone Stars at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City last week Friday.
On Monday, the Super Eagles arrived in Freetown for the reverse fixture of the encounter and will play this evening against the Leone Stars.
According to Troost-Ekong, the three-time African champions are battle-ready and must fully concentrate to get all three points in the outing.
”We are ready, we just finished a good practice session and everyone’s ready for the game tomorrow,” Troost-Ekong told journalists on Tuesday.
“We prepare like any other game with this team (Sierra Leone). We don’t underestimate anyone and if we can just bring what we did in the first half of the last game and make sure we keep concentrated and see out the game, I think we have a good chance to do what we need to do.
“They (Nigerian fans) will see a team that is very hungry to get the win here. We want to qualify as soon as possible and it is up to us to do it tomorrow.”
Troost-Ekong also commented about the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, where the match will be played.
“We are used to everything, we are Africans we’ve been to Asana, we’ve been to Benin and Uyo and this pitch is like any other pitch we will get in Africa so it’s no surprise for us, we will be ready to face them,” he added.
With the draw on Friday, Nigeria maintain their lead in Group L with seven points from three games and a victory against the Leone Stars in Freetown could seal their place in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.