Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Man collapses in stands during AFCON qualifier

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Man collapses in stands during AFCON qualifier

- Nigeria vs Sierra Leone produced one of football's greatest comebacks

- Sierra Leone came from four goals down to pick up a point against Nigeria who were 4-0 up at some point in the first half

- An unidentified man collapsed in the stands after Sierra Leone scored the 4th goal but medics were on ground to prevent what could have been a terrible situation

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An unidentified man collapsed in the stands during Super Eagles 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin on Friday, November 13.

The incident happened just after Sierra Leone scored the 4th goal after coming from 4 goals down to take one point against Gernot Rohr's men.

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Man collapses in stands during AFCON qualifier

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone produced one of the biggest surprises in football as a man collapsed in the stands during the AFCON qualifier. Photo: Nomso Obiajuru
Source: UGC

It could not be ascertained what led to the incident but the timely intervention of medics at the stadium prevented what could have been a terrible situation.

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Legit.ng was on ground to cover the AFCON qualifier and can report that medical personnel at the stadium arrived quickly in the stands as they were successful in their attempts to resuscitate him.

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He had his shirt taken off after receiving treatments and was then taken away by an ambulance.

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Man collapses in stands during AFCON qualifier

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone was full of surprises as a man collapsed in the stands during the AFCON qualifier. Photo: Nomso Obiajuru
Source: UGC

Recall that Sierra Leone came from four goals down to force Nigeria to a 4-4 draw in their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

The Super Eagles got the game off to a blistering start and were 4-0 up just after 29 minutes but Sierra Leone pulled one back before the end of the first half as they started believing.

Nigeria collapsed in the second half as Sierra Leone scored three goals in the final 20 minutes of the game to mark an historical comeback in football.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians have taken to social media to vent their anger after the Super Eagles were forced to a 4-4 draw by Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium.

Super Eagles went into this game with boosted morale having won their first two games in the qualifiers, but they were unable to beat Sierra Leone who came from 4-0 down to get a draw.

Fans have now blamed Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for the disappointing result against Sierra Leone.

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