Sierra Leone made one of the most remarkable comebacks in recent history as the Leone Stars snatched a point in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria on Friday.
The Super Eagles had a four-goal lead before 40 minutes in the first half as Alex Iwobi ignited the scoring spree after four minutes, latching onto a loose ball on the edge of the area.
In-form Victor Osimhen doubled the advantage in the 21st minute from Zaidu Sanusi’s superb cross.
Then Iwobi scored a brace with a speculative shot that caught the Sierra Leone goalkeeper off-guard and two minutes later Samuel Chukwueze dazzled the Leone Stars with the fourth goal to put the Super Eagles on the way to grabbing all three points.
However, Sierra Leone fought back in the second half as Kwame Quee slipped the ball underneath the onrushing Maduka Okoye.
Leone Stars went on a scoring spree from there as Al-Hadji Kamara nodded home the second goal in the 72nd minute.
With 10 minutes remaining, Mustapha Bundu found the back of Nigeria’s net with the third goal while Kamara completed a brace with his second goal to level the game to 4-4 in the 86th minute.
Leone Stars’ remarkable comeback which will go down Memory lane for those involved, means they are now third in Group L with two points while Nigeria remains top of the group with seven points, four points clear of second placed Republic of Benin who host Lesotho on Saturday.