Sierra Leone came from four goals down to hold Nigeria to a 4-4 draw in a dramatic Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Benin City as the preliminaries for the 2022 finals continued on Friday.
The Eagles who were dominant in the first half but poor after the break scored four goals in the first stanza with Everton forward Alex Iwobi putting the Eagles ahead in the 4th minute.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen pounced on a Zaidu Sanusi cross to double Nigeria’s lead in the 21st minute from close range.
Iwobi grabbed his second goal and Nigeria’s third with arguably his best for the team with a superb strike from outside the bos with 27 minutes played.
Samuel Chukwueze then made it 4-0 But Kwame Quee pulled one back for Sierra Leone four minutes before the break after which the visitors staged a remarkable recovery with Alhaji Kamara scoring twice in between Mustapha Bundu’s effort – all in the final 18 minutes – to draw.
Nigeria remains top of Group L with seven points from three games while Sierra Leone moved off the bottom on two.
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