The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone did the unthinkable when they fought back from a 4-0 deficit to snatch a 4-4 draw against Nigeria at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
The Super Eagles raced to a 4-0 lead before the half-hour mark courtesy of a brace by Alex Iwobi and a strike apiece from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze to set the hosts on course for victory.
Kwame Quee reduced the deficit to make it 4-1 before the end of first half.
Al Hadji Kamara restored the visitors belief with another goal in the 72nd minute.
Victor Osimhen was stretchered off after sustaining a wrist injury, while Leon Balogun was replaced by Semi Ajayi due to a back complaint.
Mustapha Bundu scored the third goal with ten minutes to go.
Kamara completed the remarkable comeback with an 86th minute goal to earn a valuable point for Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone will host Nigeria in the second kwg in Freetown on Tuesday.