The National team Leone Stars resisted their Bafana Bafana opponent when they held them to a goalless draw in South Africa in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and Africa Nations Cup in Angola.
In the first rounds which was played at the national Stadium last weekend Leone stars defeated their opponent by a goal to nil to clinch their first three vital points in the competition.
Both teams now have four points each to their credit after playing four matches each Nigeria still leads the group.
The Leone Stars goal keeper Christian Caulker who started the campaign in a very bad note is now becoming a hero for Leone Stars by making possible saves in both matches to save Leone Stars from defeat.
The group is still wide open with Nigeria already paving their way to qualify while Leone Stars, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea are battling for second place in the group.
When Sierra Leonean football fans received the news they went into the street dancing for joy that the national team is now headed for better days with time they are going to spring surprises in the coming years.