Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio celebrated the Leone Stars’ shocking 4-4 draw against the Super Eagles in the 2021 AFCON Playoffs on Friday in Benin.
The Eagles scored a dominant display in the first half against the Leone Stars with a 4-0 lead.
At the end of the first half, the Leone Stars disallowed a goal before completing the comeback in the second half.
Reacting to the result, Bio praised the Leone Stars for refusing to accept defeat.
“Brave Lion Hearts, Our Lioness Stars!” Bio wrote on his verified Twitter account.
“Leveling up from 4-0 to 4-4 shows that this time we are not going to lose. You have made us proud, Leone Stars. “
The two teams will meet again on Tuesday in the second leg in Freetown.
The Leone Stars will look to register their first group win, while a win for the Eagles will seal the AFCON qualification.