On the other hand, Sierra Leone are having their 3rd AFCON appearance after 26 years of absence, and want to start on a bright note, despite the fact that they face none but the continent’s likely biggest force at the moment.

Coach John Keister’s side was the last to qualify for the finals, but with a remarkable 4-4 draw in Nigeria on the road, when the Leone Stars came from 4-0 down to snatch a priceless point.