Nigeria squandered a four-goal lead against lowly Sierra Leone as they were held to a 4-4 draw at the Ogbe Stadium on Friday evening in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Alex Iwobi opened the scoring for the Super Eagles as early as the fourth minute. Victor Osimhen made it 2-0 in the 21st minute before Iwobi scored the third goal in the 27th minute to complete his brace.
Two minutes later, Samuel Chukwueze made it 4-0 for the West African giants as the three-time African Champions looked on course to another dominant victory.
However, persistent Sierra Leone pulled one back through Kwame Quee in the 41st minute before a late surge inside the last 20 minutes saw them bring the game level to the dismay of the Nigerians.
Alhaji Kamara scored a second for Sierra leone in the 72nd minute while Mustapha Bundu and Kamara scored late on in the 80th and 86th minute to stun the Nigerians.
Nigeria had enjoyed a perfect start to their qualifying campaign winning both their opening two qualifiers. They remain top of group L with seven points, while Sierra Leone are currently on two points in third.
Elsewhere, Youssef Oumarou’s solo strike in the 73rd minute was enough for Niger to register their first win in the qualifiers with a 1-0 victory against Ethiopia at Stade Général Seyni Kountché.
Despite the win, Niger remained on the bottom of Group K with three points but move level with Ethiopia who are third.