Watford defender William Troost-Ekong is preparing to face Sierra Leone this evening in the Super Eagles' final game of the international break.

The 27-year-old arrived in Freetown with his national side yesterday ahead of the African Cup of Nations qualifier and is expecting a difficult match, played out on a tricky surface.

Speaking to Super Eagles TV the Hornets' centre-back said Nigeria were prepared for all circumstances and the he is hoping for a better performance than in their 4-4 draw against the same side on Friday.

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The hosts had led 4-0 after scoring four times in the opening half-an-hour before the Leone Stars produced a dramatic comeback and Troost-Ekong is hoping his side can harness the positivity of those first 30 minutes.

"We are ready, we just finished a good practice session and every one is ready for the game tomorrow," he said.

"We are used to everything, we are Africans. We have been to Asaba (Nigeria), we have been in Uyo, Benin; this pitch is like any other pitch in Africa so it's no surprise for us, we are going to be ready to face them here.

"We prepare like any game we've done with this team, we don't underestimate anyone and I think if we can bring what we did in the last game in the first half and make sure we keep concentrated and see out the game I think we have a very good chance to do what we need to do."

Nigeria currently sit top of their qualification group, one point ahead of second place Benin and Troost-Ekong wants to make their qualification to the tournament mathematically assured as quick as they can.

"They are going to be seeing a team that is very hungry to get the win here," he said. "We want to qualify as soon as possible".

Troost-Ekong is not the only Watford player involved in international fixtures this evening, with Ken Sema's Sweden set to go up against France.

Sema was an unused substitute on Saturday as his nation beat Croatia 2-1.

Craig Cathcart's Northern Ireland are set to play Romania tomorrow after their 2-1 defeat to Austria on Sunday, in which Cathcart came off the bench with just seven minutes remaining.