Nigeria’s senior national team will be making another appearance at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Jose Peseiro’s side edged Sierra Leone 3-2 to qualify for AFCON 2023 in Ivory Coast with a game to spare.
The three-time African champions raced to a two-goal lead in the first half of the Matchday five encounter thanks to Victor Osimhen’s brace.
Mustapha Bundu reduced the deficit for the Leone Stars four minutes before halftime.
In the 84th minute, Augustus Kargbo equalised for the host with a good strike from the edge of the box but Nigeria had the last laugh.
Substitute, Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning goal in the additional minutes of the second half.
Nigeria with 12 points tops its group, two points ahead of Guinea Bissau.
Its last group game is against Sao Tome and Principe but the West African giants have sealed a place at the AFCON alongside Guinea Bissau.
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