Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, on Friday, November 13, during their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, threw away a 4-0 lead in the first half to earn just a point after their fellow West African opponents equalized and held the three-time African champions to a stalemate at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, Edo State.
A brace from Everton FC of England midfielder, Alex Iwobi, and solo efforts from Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen, and Villareal of Spain forward, Samuel Chukwueze, put the 2019 AFCON bronze-medalists into a comfortable 4-0 lead. The Sierra Leoneans would not relent as Kwame Quee pulled one back to reduce the goal deficit to three before a brace from Al-Hadji Kamara, and a strike by Mustapha Bundu ensured they flew back to Freetown with a point in anticipation of the second-leg encounter on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
Nigeria still tops Group L of the qualifiers with 7 points from 3 games, and a win in Freetown is likely to guarantee a ticket to Cameroun cum 2022.
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