Sierra Leone National team coach, John Keister has said that Sierra Leone will need a miracle in its defence to defeat the Benin national football team, Les Écureuils in the African Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifiers scheduled for this month.

Keister disclosed this on Monday after revealing that several Sierra Leone defenders have suffered injuries that will keep them out of the highly anticipated match.

“Well… it gets worst …before it gets better… another injury… need a Miracle for my Defence ahead of qualifiers.”, Keister wrote on social media.

Sierraloaded learnt that Yeami Dunia, a full-back for East End Lions is one of the defenders who have been ruled out of crucial encounter with Benin due to an injury he sustained in Sunday’s premier league match against Blackpool.

Yeami Dunia

Yeami Dunia

However, it is not clear as at press time if there are other players on the list.

Meanwhile, Keister has recently picked Musa Tombo and 19 other home based players for the Sierra Leone – Benin match.