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We’re fired up for Super Eagles test – Sierra Leone star, Bakayoko

Sierra Leone forward, Amadou Bakayoko says the team will go all out for a win in Thursday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles.

The Leone Stars will be up against their fellow West Africans at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

John Keister’s side held the Super Eagles to a 4-4 draw the last time both teams met at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

The Leone Stars rallied back from four goals down on that occasion to earn a share of the spoils.

Bakayoko, who plays for English club Bolton Wanderers insisted that they will put up another good fight this time around.

“Without doubt playing against Nigeria will be my first proper match for Sierra Leone. Something I am looking forward to, but both Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau are no easy games,” Bakayoko told footballsieraleone.net.

“God willing we can go out there and showcase ourselves against a tough Nigeria side. Helping Sierra Eone reach the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast 2023 will be massive, personally for me, my country and all of us players working so hard to give our best.

“Making the next African Cup of Nations is something as a player i want to be part of and will be unbelievable for me to play in the Ivory Coast for the first time.

“The last competition, I was not part of but I watched the team play well hence why it will be pivotal for us to be in the Ivory Coast tournament.”

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