International Friendly: Saudi Arabia Hold Super Eagles To A Draw In Portugal
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By Amaechi Agbo
Super Eagles of Nigeria were held to a 2-2 draw by Saudi Arabia’s Green Facons in an international friendly match played at the Portimao Municipal Stadium, in Portugal
Nigeria came from a 1-0 down to lead Saudis 2-1 in the entertaining game but the Jose Pesiero’s men let their opponents off the hook in the stoppage time to leave the game all squared.
Salam Al-Faraji put Saudi Arabia in front on the dot of 64th minute following a dreadful clearance from Francis Uzoho. However, Super Eagles rallied and got their equaliser through an on goal by Al Amri in 83rd minute.
Following an attacking move from the rear, the Super Eagles took the lead in the 81st minute through Kelechi Iheanacho.
Mohammed Kamno scored in the 90+10 minutes to cancel the lead.
The Super Eagles will be in action on Monday as they face Mozambique in another friendly at the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira, Portugal.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON champions are using the matches to shape up ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers and the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations finals, respectively.
The West Africans will start their World Cup qualifiers in November with games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe before heading to Ivory Coast for Afcon in January