A thriller in GROUP L of the Africa Cup of Nations saw the Lone Star come back from 4 goals down at the Ogbe Stadium to earn a much deserved point. Goals from Alex Iwobi(Everton) (twice), the first having caught the Sierra Leone defenders flat footed. Osimhen the record signing for Napoli(from Lille) coolly side footed home the second with barely 20 minutes on the clock. It looked like no way back for the Lone star.Iwobi’s second was a collector’s item to make it 3-0. A curler from just outside the box catching out the Sierra goalkeeper.Villareall’s Samuel Chukwueze showed he is the African Arjen Robben with the Dutchman-esque run to the baseline,make the keeper sit down and slot home goal. Kwame Quee capitalised on complacent defending by Nigeria to make it 4-1 on 41. 4-1 to Nigeria at the break.
Kamara’s header on 72” made it 4-2 with the Nigerian goalie looking all confused as to whether to come for the cross or stay put. Mustapha Bundu raffled the Eagles’ feathers more with his left footed shot nestling into the right side of their goal.4-3 Nigeria.Sierra Leone were rewarded for their persistent press for the equaliser.