- Nigeria vs Sierra Leone's AFCON 2020 qualifier ended 4-4 in Benin, Edo state
- NFF president Amaju Pinnick explained that it was a disappointing result
- Pinnick charged the Super Eagles to go for total victory against Sierra Leone in Freetown
Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation has expressed disappointment for the Super Eagles' 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone in Benin on Friday evening, November 13.
The Nigerian football chief while expressing his anger stated that he found it difficult to believe that the Super Eagles would have to draw the game against Sierra Leone.
It was a bad evening for the three-time African champions who took 4-1 lead to the dressing room in the half time only to come back in the second half and conceded three goals.
Pinnick explained while speaking with the players that the result of the match is not acceptable by the football house.
''You should consider yourselves privileged playing for the national team and you should know that more than 200 millions Nigerians watched the match, but we disappointed.
''This is our last home match of the year and it is not nice the way it ended and I even saw the reaction of your captain after the fourth goal.''
The 49-year-old also explained that the Super Eagles must go to Freetown for the return leg and beat Sierra Leone 4-0.
''Winning should be an understatement for the return leg and you must go to Freetown and show them that Nigeria is still the giants of Africa.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Garba Lawal who played for the Super Eagles to the highest level has explained that Gernot Rohr is not to be blamed for the draw against Sierra Leone but the players themselves.
Nigerian football lovers are still angry with how Super Eagles allowed Sierra Leone to come back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 in AFCON 2022 qualifying match played in Benin, Edo state.
Super Eagles went into this encounter with their heads up having recorded wins in their last two games and are topping their group.
They took 4-1 lead to the dressing room against Sierra Leone before the Stars came back from behind to stun Gernot Rohr and his wards.
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