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AFCON qualifier: Ex-Eagles star backs Nigeria to bounce back in Freetown

Ex-international Mutiu Adepoju has appealed to Nigerians not to stop supporting the national team Super Eagles.

Nigeria surrendered a four-goal lead against Sierra Leone and managed to get a point at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in what fans termed a show of horror.

The three-time African champions were cruising with goals from Alex Iwobi, Victor Osimhen, and Samuel Chukwueze, but a spirited fightback saw Quee Kamara (brace), Al-Hadji Kamara, Mustapha Bundu all scored to leave Nigeria stunned.

Adepoju, however, believes the Gernot Rohr tutored-side took their foot off the gas when the was not over, a harsh lesson they must learn, even as he appealed to Nigerians to continue to support the team.

“Every game comes with its lessons and this game against Sierra Leone is one of them. A match is not won until the final whistle is blown.

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“Fellow Nigerians, I appeal to you that we keep supporting our dear Super Eagles and I strongly believe they will bounce back in the return leg,” Adepoju was quoted as saying on Lagos-based Brila FM.

Nigeria and Sierra Leone will rekindle their rivalry on Tuesday, November 17, in Freetown.

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