By John Essien
Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro has warned his team to employ caution against Sierra Leone who are likely to cause an upset.
The three-time African champions begin their campaign for a place in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations against the Leone Stars at the M.K.O Abiola Stadium on Thursday evening.
The last meeting between Nigeria and Sierra Leone ended in a 0-0 draw at the Steven Siaka Stadium in Sierra Leone.
While Peseiro has no doubt that Nigeria are superior to their West African neighbor, the Portuguese tactician, however, insists they must show that on the field of play.
Ahead of the showdown, Peseiro wants his side to go all out to get the job done to accentuate their power over the West African side.
“Our team is better than Sierra Leone, it’s true and no one can doubt that,” the former Venezuela coach told the media on Wednesday.
“But we need to show it in our football because any team can beat any team with good organisation, and commitment.
“You can create lots of opportunities and don’t score while the other team can create one and score.
“Our team is the favourite for tomorrow but we need to show in the field that we want to win.”
Having won their last two international outings, John Keister’s men come into this fixture full of confidence.
On the other hand, Peseiro would be gunning for his first victory in charge of the 2013 African champions.