AFCON 2021 Qualifier: Super Eagles Blows a 4-0 Lead to Draw 4-4 With Sierra Leone
Nigeria on Friday blew a four-goal lead against Sierra Leone in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
Nigeria quickly raced into a 4-0 in a dominant first half that didn’t end before the Sierra Leoneans pulled a goal back.
The Super Eagles hit the ground running in the encounter when Everton star Iwobi opened the scoring, firing home a fine strike from the edge of the box.
Sierra Leone came close to level proceedings in the 20th minute but missed the glorious opportunity and seemed to pay for the missed chance when Nigeria a doubled their lead two minutes later.
A brace from Alex Iwobi and strikes from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze gave the Super Eagles a deserving lead into the interval.
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.