Bangura goal leads Sierra Leone to 1-0 win over Gabon


Sierra Leone won their first game at home since defeating Seychelles 2-0 July 19, 2014.

The Leone Stars beat Gabon 1-0 in Monday’s Group I match of the African Cup of Nations qualifier in Freetown at the Siaka Steven Stadium.

The 2017 host crumbled in Sierra Leone as they were missing Gabon’s Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who was not part of the side in Freetown.

The Panthers of Gabon defeated Sierra Leone 2-1 in the first leg encounter in Franceville last Friday.

Dinamo Minsk defender Umaru Bangura (the Leone Stars Captain Pictured) scored the only goal for Sierra Leone inside the first 15th minutes from the penalty spot.


Was a great atmosphere at the Siaka Steven Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Sierra Leone was playing a competitive match for the first time at home since the country was declared Ebola-free in January 2016.

The host was awarded a penalty for a handball inside the area that was converted by the former mighty Blackpool defender.

Caretaker coach Sellas Tetteh is very much delighted to registered first win since in charge of the national team.

Tetteh, 59, guided Leone Stars to a goalless draw against the African Champions Ivory Coast in match day 2 of the qualifiers in Nigeria.

Leone Stars host Sudan next in the group a must-win game if they are to have any hope of reaching the Gabon 2017 tournament.

Sierra Leone last four results.

28 March 2016 Sierra Leone 1-0 Gabon 2017 AFCON Friendly
25 March 2016 Gabon 1-0 2017 AFCON Friendly
10 Oct 2015 Chad 1-0 Sierra Leone 2018 World Cup Prem
13 Oct 2015 Sierra Leone 2-1 Chad 2018 World Cup Prem

By Desmond Tunde Coker


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