In what many Nigerians have described as highly disappointing the Super Eagles threw away a four-goal lead against Sierra Leone on Friday evening, to draw 4-4 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played in Benin City, Edo state.
As the game commenced the Super Eagles came into it top of the group with a perfect record and opened the scoring as early as the 4th minute.
It was Alex Iwobi who scored the first goal, before Victor Osimhen doubled Nigeria’s advantage with a one-time finish.
Iwobi made it 3-0 from long range and Samuel Chukuweze danced his way past a couple of challenges to slot home.
However, the visitors pulled one back before the break through Kwame Quee.
In the final 28 minutes of the game, Al-Hadji Kamara scored a brace and Mustapha Bundu also got on the scoresheet, as Sierra Leone grabbed a shock result.
Gernot Rohr’s men remain top of Group L with 7 points, while Benin are second with three points.
Benin host Lesotho tomorrow.