Oghenekaro Etebo says the shock 4-4 draw between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Leone Stars of Sierra Leone is now in the past, as both teams get set to meet in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday.
Despite going 4-0 up on match day three of the 2021 Africa qualifiers, Sierra Leone mount a shock comeback to draw 4-4 in Benin City.
In the reverse fixture in Freetown, the Eagles held the Leone Stars to a goalless draw.
Both teams went on to qualify for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon which was won by Senegal.
And ahead of Thursday’s fixture in Abuja, Etebo predicted a tough encounter for the Eagles.
“The most important thing is for us to make sure that if we want to win we have to start from now,” Etebo told NFF TV.
“I guess the game is not going to be easy because if I remember the last time we played against Sierra Leone in Benin, we were 4-0 up and the game ended 4-4 and we went to Sierra Leone it was goalless.
“That has passed we are suppose to be as a team. We need to make sure that every game, starting from Thursday, we need to take it serious and get every point as much as we can.”
And on new Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro:”I have known him for a very long time when I was in Portugal so I have heard about him. It is my first time training with him I hope and pray that he does well and make the nation proud.”