Sierra Leone already out of the race for AFCON 2015

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Group D – DRC Leopards 4-3 victory in Abidjan on Wednesday leaves Sierra Leone miserably languishing at the foot of the standings in the ongoing African Cup of Nations qualifiers. (Photo: Leone Stars Line up in Yaoundé)

The Elephants were also stunned in their back yard by DRC Leopards in response to a 2-1 loss in Kinshasa last weekend.

The Ivoirians suffered their second home defeats in 52 qualifiers.

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone is the only team without a win in the group and according to the standings it looks like they are out of the race for African Nations Cup 2015.

They are also the only nation in the group without home matches struggling across the continents pursing their third African Cup of Nation’s finals because of the Ebola epidemic.

However, the Lions increased a further doubts in their quest adding to the leadership power struggling surrounding their campaign.

Cameroon’s Leonard Kwekeu accounted for Indomitable Lions first goal after only four minutes and Stéphane Mbia added a second three minutes later. That proved enough for Cameroon to bounce back from being held to a 0-0 draw when the sides met last Saturday.

It has to be said that despite all efforts from the players in ensuring Sierra Leone participated as a unite the Sierra Leone’s Sports Ministry and the Sierra Leone football Association were busy with their familiar managerial row something that never seems to stop emerging over the years.

For the first time in football history in the continents a nation taking two sets of coaches to represent one national team because the leaders not thinking of the consequences.

One point from four matches is not impressive although mathematically they can still sneak through as one of the best losers only if they can manage to win their next two matches in the qualifiers against Ivory Coast and DRC Leopards.

They will host Ivory Coast 14-15 in November 2015 before playing away in DR Congo on the 19 November 2015 in their last qualifying match.

Meanwhile, there is still uncertainty about where the tournament to be held after Moroccan asked the CAF to postpone the 2015 edition of the prestigious continental tournament, initially scheduled to be held in Morocco from January 17 to February 8.

Group D next qualifying matches below
• 14-15/11/14: Sierra Leone v Ivory Coast
• 14-15/11/14: Cameroon v DR Congo
• 19/11/14: Ivory Coast v Cameroon
• 19/11/14: DR Congo v Sierra Leone

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018

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