Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday squandered a 4-0 lead against Sierra Leone in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier that ended 4-4 on Friday in Benin City.
It was a rally for Sierra Leone’s Leone Stars from four goals down to draw 4-4 with the Super Eagles.
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Nigeria quickly raced into a 4-0 in a dominant first half that didn’t end before the Sierra Leoneans pulled a goal back.
Alex Iwobi’s brace was sandwiched between Victor Osimhen’s goal before Samuel Chukwueze added another with another individual effort.
The visitors pulled a goal back before halftime and continued with their comeback with three more goals in the second half to draw the game 4-4.
It wasn’t a good second half for the Super Eagles who saw Osimhen stretched out with what looked like a broken hand.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria still lead Group L of the qualifiers with seven points and will seal qualification with a win in Freetown on Tuesday, November 17.