Former Premier League defender Steve Caulker has revealed why Sierra Leone is not scared of Super Eagles ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Thursday evening.

The 30-year-old switched allegiance to represent the Leone Star on 17 December as he was and was part of the squad for AFCON 2021 in Cameroon.

Caulker played in all three of their games, drawing against defending champions Algeria and Ivory Coast, before losing to Equatorial Guinea and finishing third place in the group with two-point.

Former England international did not featured the last time Sierra Leone held Super Eagles to a 4-4 scored draw in Benin City after they rallying back from four goals down to earn a share of the spoils at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in November 2020.

Caulker speaks to the press via Complete Sport “We want to make a good start. We are going to play in the right way to compete with Nigeria.

“It’s all about the three points. We are aware they (Super Eagles) have a lot of big names in their team.

“We know they have quality players in their team, but it’s all about the three points and we are ready for the challenge.

“We are one of the smallest countries in Africa, but we have good team spirit. We are here to get three points and hopefully qualify from the group.”

Caulker started his career with Tottenham Hotspurs before a spell at Liverpool, Southampton, Swansea City, Cardiff City, QPR, Bristol City, Dundee, Alanyaspor, Fenerbahçe, and Gaziantep.



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