Sierra Leone on Wednesday afternoon lost 2-0 in Yaoundé against a very composed Cameroon side. The Lions have now compounded more problems that left Sierra Leone rock bottom and there chances of making next year’s AFCON finals becoming increasingly slimmer. (Photo: Both Skippers entering the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé)
This match was supposed to be a must-win for Sierra Leone, but they did not generate any significant opportunities, while their hosts delivered one of the killer punch four minutes into the start.
Cameroon a step closer to qualifying for the 2015 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations finals. Goals from Kwekeu and Seville defensive midfielder Stéphane Mbia Etoundi in the 4th and 7th minutes respectively was enough for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon maintained their unbeaten run in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations campaign and remain top of the Group D.
A powerful header by unmarked Cameroon’s Kwekeu ensured the host got the better of John Ajina Sesay’s men which ultimately gave them better balance and eased their pressure.
The encounter between the two nations was the fourth in total and twice in four day in the ongoing African nations Cup qualifiers.
The defeat means Sierra Leone hope of making the continent biggest stage in Morocco next year has humidify.
Head coach John Ajina Sesay’s side lost it first of the qualifiers since he was appointed by the Sierra Leone Football Association.
Both Nations played to a goalless draw in the first leg at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé last Saturday and the Sierra Leone squad were rightly praised for a brave display.
Mathematically, Sierra Leone can still sneak through as one of the best losers if they can manage to win their next two matches in the qualifiers against Ivory Coast and DRC Leopards.
The Lions Squad – Ondoa,Mbia,Nkoulou,Bedimo,Oyongo,Enow,Mandjeck,Moukandjo,Choupo,Nje,Kwekeu
Leone Stars Squad – Zombo, Dumbuya, Suma, Sesay, Bangura, Mohamed Kamara, Simbo, Woobay, John Kamara, Hassan Sesay, Alhassan Kamara