• Sierra Leone in search of their third African Cup Of Nations final come from 4-0 down to 4-4 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City on Friday.
  • Thanks to a brace from Randers FC striker Alhaji Kamara, who scored in the 72nd and 86th minutes while the Anderlecht man Mustapha Bundu impressed with his 80th-minute goal.
  • As a result, Sierra Leone up to third in Group L while Nigeria remain top spot on seven points, four clear of Benin who hosts Lesotho on Saturday.

Host super Eagles race into quick four goals lead from Alex Iwobi’s brace, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwuese in the opening half-hour, but their resilient visitors fought back.

Sierra Leone was able to pull a goal back before the interval as Kwame Quee slipped the ball underneath the onrushing Maduka Okoye.

John Keister’s men took confidence from Quee’s strike and scored a second in the 72nd minute as Alhaji Kamara nodded home from close range.

Sierra Leone showed maturity and composure after their first goal and took control of proceedings.

Heavy-weight Alhaji Kamara completed the comeback in the 86th minute with his second of the game as the Leone Stars claimed a remarkable result that will long live in the memory of those involved.

A star-studded Nigeria side, ranked 32nd in the World, could settle for a point against Sierra Leone ranked 88th places below in the global Rankings.