Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Alex Iwobi scores brace in 4-4 draw for Super Eagles

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Alex Iwobi scores brace in 4-4 draw for Super Eagles

- Nigeria vs Sierra Leone's AFCON 2022 qualifier ended in a 4-4 draw

- Alex Iwobi scored brace for the Super Eagles in this tie played in Benin, Edo state

- Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze also scored one goal each against Sierra Leone

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Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday evening, November 14, were forced to a 4-4 draw by Sierra Leone in an AFCON 2022 qualifier played at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin.

Nigeria went into this match with their morale boosted having won their first two games and topping their group.

Before the encounter, Sierra Leone were hoping to get a nice result against the Super Eagles after failing to get a win in their last two games in the qualifiers.

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Alex Iwobi scores brace in 4-4 draw

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Alex Iwobi scores brace in 4-4 draw for Super Eagles
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Nigeria scored the first goal in the 4th minute through Everton forward Alex Iwobi as he beat Sierra Loene goalkeeper Mohamed Kamara.

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Super Eagles had a big chance to score again in the 18th minute when Osimhen drove forward after evading some tackles but his cross inside the box evaded Ahmed Musa before Samuel Chukwueze picked it up and his curling effort was blocked.

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen scored the second goal for Nigeria in the 21st minute after benefiting from a cross by Zaidu Sanusi.

Alex Iwobi fired his brace in this encounter in the 27th minute before Samuel Chukwueze made it four for the Super Eagles in the 29th minute.

However, Kwame Quee pulled one back for Sierra Leone in the 41st minute as the first half ended with Super Eagles leading 4-1.

Super Eagles tried all they could to get another goal in the second half, but the likes of Ahmed Musa and Osimhen were unable to score.

Al-Hadji Kamara scored the second goal for Sierra Leone in the 72nd minute after a poor save from Nigerian goalkeeper Maduka Okoye before Mustapha Bundu netted the third.

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Al-Hadji Kamara scored the fourth goal for Sierra Leone as the visitors got a deserved 4-4 draw in Benin.

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Alex Iwobi scores brace in 4-4 draw

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Alex Iwobi scores brace in 4-4 draw for Super Eagles
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles legend Daniel Amokachi backed Napoli striker Victor Osimhen to break the record of late Nigerian star Rashidi Yekini who was superb during his active playing time.

During his playing time in the national team and all the clubs he played for, Rashidi Yekini was one of the brilliant strikers in the world considering the number of goals he scored.

Yekini was also the first Nigerian player to score in a World Cup game when the West African nation appeared at the 1994 edition in the United States.

Between 1984 to 1998, Rashidi Yekini scored 37 goals for the Super Eagles in 58 games and the record has not been broken since he died eight years ago.

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