According to Sierra Leone publication, FSL, Osman Kakay, a defender in the Leone Stars squad believes that the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Abuja will go their way if they put on the right approach.
He pointed to the two defeats that the Super Eagles suffered in the US as well as the great comeback feat they had two years ago in Benin City as indications that they can beat the Super Eagles on home soil.
Before travelling to join the Leone Stars in Conakry, Guinea on Wednesday, where Sierra Leone had opened camp, , Kayay remarked that he was optimistic going into the qualifiers with Nigeria and Guinea Bissau and getting the right result.
“I am optimistic going into both encounters against Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau. Firstly, I am convinced that we have the players to match a strong Nigeria team,” the Queens Park Rangers defender Osman Kakay to FSL News.
“We have a good chance if we apply ourselves well. We can get positive results to help us qualify. I know both games are not going to be easy. Guinea Bissau was in the recent Afcon, so they have the experience as well, but I am hopeful and look forward to both games.”
Kakay replaced Mustapha Dumbuya in the 69th minute during the 4-4 result in November 2020 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.