Oghenekaro Etebo, 26, was among the Super Eagles that drew twice against Sierra Leone in consecutive AFCON 2021 qualifying matches in November 2020.

Sierra Leone came back from 4 goals down to draw 4-4 at Benin City in an unforgettable evening for the Nigeria national team.

The Super Eagles will play the Leone stars at the MKO Abiola Stadium on Thursday in the first qualifying game for AFCON 2023 in Cote D’Ivoire.

The Stoke city midfielder advised the team on how to approach the game tomorrow.

‘The most important thing is for us to make sure that if we want to win it needs to start from now,” Etebo told NFF TV as quoted by allnigeriasoccer.

“I guess the game is not going to be easy because I remember the last time we played Sierra Leone in Benin we were 4-0 up, we lost focus and the game ended 4-4. We went to Sierra Leone and it was 0-0 but all the same that has passed.

“The most important thing is for us to be as a team, we need to make sure that it needs to start from now, that come on Thursday we need to make sure that every game that we are going to play we need to take it serious and get every point as much as we can.”

Etebo will be available for selection tomorrow and will be looking to add his experience to the squad.