2017 International Friendly, International Friendly
  • Kelechi Iheanacho (83' PEN)
  • Moussa Sow (54')

Late Kelechi Iheanacho penalty gives Nigeria draw with Senegal

Idrissa Gueye of Senegal and Kelechi Iheanacho of Nigeria contest the ball. Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images

Kelechi Iheanacho scored a late penalty to help Nigeria salvage a 1-1 draw with Senegal in a friendly in Barnet on Thursday.

Moussa Sow, who had earlier struck the post, gave Senegal the lead in the 54th minute following a cross from Idrissa Gueye.

But with nine minutes to play, Iheanacho drew a foul in the box from Senegal keeper Pape Ndiaye and converted the resulting penalty to level the score.

Nigeria next face Burkina Faso in a friendly on Monday, though they could be without Ogenyi Onazi, who was stretchered off the pitch midway through the first half.