Sierra Leone staged a comeback from the dead to draw 4-4 against Nigeria in today’s AFCON qualifying match at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin-City , after being 4-0 down early on.
INCREDIBLE SCENES!! 🔥
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Alex Iwobi netted the game’s opening with just five minutes on the clock , with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen doubling the Super Eagles’ advantage, but Iwobi was on hand to make it three just before the half-hour mark with the goal of the game.
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Picking up the ball 25 yards from Sierra Leone’s goal, the 24-year-old unleashed a sweet first-time strike that sailed into the top left-hand corner.
Nigeria 🇳🇬 4-4 Sierra Leone 🇸🇱
Niger 🇳🇪 1-0 Ethiopia 🇪🇹
Celebratory scenes for Sierra Leone as they come from 4-0 down, 4-1 with 20 minutes to play, to draw 4-4 ! They stay 3rd in the group after a famous result
Stunned Nigeria remain in top spot pic.twitter.com/6biO2m5ea6
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Nigeria looked to be cruising to victory with a further goal from Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze. But Sierra Leone reduced the deficit just before the break and stormed back in the second half to take a share of the spoils with an 86th-minute leveller.
Nigeria remain top of Group L qualifying with seven points from their three matches so far and take on Sierra Leone again on Tuesday for the reverse fixture in Freetown.