Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has celebrated the Leone Stars’ shock 4-4 draw against the Super Eagles, in Friday’s 2021 AFCON qualifiers in Benin.
The Eagles marked a dominant first half display against the Leone Stars with a 4-0 lead.
Late in the first half the Leone Stars pulled a goal back before going on to complete the fightback in the second half.
Reacting to the result Bio praised the Leone Stars for refusing to accept defeat.
“Brave Lion hearts, Our Leone Stars!” Bio wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
“Leveling up from 4-0 to 4-4 shows we are not taking defeat this time. You have made us proud, Leone Stars.”
Both teams will meet again on Tuesday in the second leg in Freetown.
The Leone Stars will be looking to record their first win in the group while a win for the Eagles will seal qualification for the AFCON.
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