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Super Eagles flop, as Leone Stars came from 0-4 At AFCON qualifiers

Victor Osimhen after scoring the second goal for the against the Leone Stars in Benin City yesterday. It ended 4-4

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The of Nigeria put their foot wrong yesterday, as they squandered a 4-0 lead to draw 4-4 with visiting Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in their 2021 qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.

The Eagles had gone into a quick four-goal lead after two goals from Everton striker, Alex Iwobi in the fourth and 27th minute, and one goal each from Napoli of Italy star, Victor Osimhen (22nd) and Samuel Chukwueze (29th).

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The Leone Stars however pulled one goal back before half time and scored two more goals through Alhaji Kamara and Mustapha Bundu before Kamara added the equaliser in the 80th minute.

It wasn’t a good second half for the who saw Osimhen stretched out with what looked like a broken hand. Osimhen’s injury came after defender Loan Balogun had a similar injury. Paul Onuachu replaced Osimhin, while Semi Ajayi came in for injured Balogun. Team captain, Ahmed Musa was equally replaced by Kelechi Iheancho, just as Chidera Ejuke came in for Samuel Chukwueze.

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The 4-4 draw notwithstanding, the still lead Group L of the qualifiers with seven points. They can seal qualification if they win at Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown, Sierra Leone on Tuesday.

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Iwobi however registered his name as the first Nigerian to score at the rebranded Samuel Ogbemudia stadium yesterday.

Last Month during the international break, the played two friendly games in Austral, lost one to African champions, Algeria, and play a draw with Tunisia.

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