Sierra Leone are not breaking any sweats about facing Nigeria in the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations according to General Secretary of the SLFA, Christopher Kamara.
Kamara suggested the Leone Stars were in match mode as they already have a team to play the Eagles.
But, he said they don’t fancy the idea of playing a single knockout game to advance to the next round.
Sierra Leone were drawn against Nigeria on Thursday and both will fight for a place to continue to the Group Stage in the competition according to the Local Organizing FA.
The SLFA General Secretary told brila.net that though the fixture could be considered a “good draw”, they have always considered Nigeria a “Big brother” because of the long history of relationship between the two.
“It’s a very good draw we’ve always considered Nigeria to be a senior brother. We’ve had a long history and relationship with Nigeria.
“It’s a sporting relationship between the Countries. We’ve played Nigeria severally. In 2001 in the World Cup qualifiers We lost in Nigeria but won in Sierra Leone. We’ve also played a friendly that the Eagles won.
“For us we thought we should have played some matches in the group stage. What we have now is strait-jacket. We should readjust the format to allow Countries play.
“We’ve just been eliminated from the CHAN by Ivory Coast and it’s the same team that’ll play Nigeria,” Kamara said.