The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone came from 4-0 down to hold the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a 4-4 in Friday’s Group L 2021 AFCON qualifier in Benin City, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
The Eagles look to be cruising in the first half thanks to Alex Iwobi effort for getting a brace and other goals from Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen before the visitors started the
Following the draw the Eagles still top the group on seven points while Sierra Leone have two points.
The Eagles got off to a very good start in the 5th minute as Iwobi open scoring in the early minute.
In the 21st minute Sierra Leone almost level terms through Kamara who had all the time in the world but volleyed over from inside the box following a cross from Buya Turay.
Osimhen doubles the lead after connecting from a low cross from Zaidu Sanusi at 22nd minute.
Iwobi grabbed his second goal of the game to make it 3-0 in the 28th minute after curling into the top corner inside the box.
The Eagles continued to pile the pressure and were once again rewarded in the 31st minute this time through Chukwueze who received a flick from Osimhen, went on a solo run before putting past the Sierra Leone keeper.
With two minutes left in the first half Sierra Leone pulled a goal back which came off the boot of Quee Kamara after an Eagles player lost possession in a dangerous area.
In the 72nd minute Sierra Leone got their second goal to make it 4-2 after a cross by Kevin Wright was met with a great header by Al-Hadji Kamara.
The Leone Stars scored again to make it 4-3 off Mustapha Bundu’s stunning goal.
And in the 86th minute Kamara got his second to make it 4-4.
Both teams will meet again on Tuesday for return leg in Freetown for the reverse fixture.