The Super Eagles of Nigeria took on Sierra Leone on Friday evening in Benin City in an African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier, and the visiting side pulled a tremendous comeback.
Nigeria cruised to a 4-0 lead in the first half as Everton’s Alex Iwobi opened the scoring in the 4th minute of the game. It didn’t take the Super Eagles long to double their lead, when Napoli’s Victor Osimhen drilled home another goal.
Just a few minutes later, Iwobi made it 3 just before Samuel Chukwueze made it four on the 29th minute.
However, Sierra Leone who also did not come to watch a goal fest, pulled one back through Kwame Quee. 4:1 it ended in the first half.
Gernot Rohrs men probably thought the visitors could not score any more, so they relaxed, much to the pleasure of their visitors.
Al-Hadji Kamara made it 2 for the visitors in the 72nd minute. By this time, the home side was becoming nervous, and Sierra Leone used it t their advantage, as Mustapha Bundu scored just 8 minutes later to make it 4:3. Game on!
With four minutes left before stoppage time, star forward, Al-Hadji Kamara broke Nigerian hearts when he scored to draw the visitors level.
4:4 it ended. A win would have booked Nigeria’s place at the forthcoming AFCON. But now they have been forced to wait, with no one to blame but themselves.