Sierra Leone out of World Cup qualifiers on away goals


Sierra Leone are out of the 2018 World Cup preliminary round of qualifiers on away goal after regular time on Tuesday, despite coming from behind to complete a 2-1 victory.

Chad’s Constant Madtoingue saw red in the 93rd minutes, but the Central Africans go through with a 2-2 aggregate as they survived Leone Stars onslaught late on.

Leger Djimrangar’s first half extra-time glancing header was decisive that sent Sierra Leone packing after disappointing opening minutes at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

IFK Norrkoping striker Alhaji Kamara decent the scoreline in the 70th minutes before Abdul Sesay chest and volley to put Sierra Leone ahead to avoid another miserable result to a side below Sierra Leone 54 places in the Coca Cola rankings.

The Central African nation are through to the next round and the will face the Seven-time African Champions Egypt in November.

Mohamed Bangura was yellow carded just before the visitors scored their opening goal to double their aggregates.

Abu Suma was substituted in the 46th minutes to replace Yeami Dunia.

The visitors made changes of their own; Adoum Defallah was brought in the 75 minutes for Diarra Gerrard for Chad.

George Mattar was also in to replace Kwame QUEE, but once again Sierra Leone failed to qualify against minor opposition.

Sierra Leone Squad: Morris, Dumbuya, Kamara, Bangura, Quee, Sesay, Kamanor, Dunia, Bangura, Kanu, Kamara.

Coach: Sellas Tetteh Head Coach

Chad Squad: Gerrard, Djimranger, Abaya, Djikoloum, Nicaise, Haroun, Mahamat, Mbaiam, Ndouasel, Madtoingue, Douma.

Coach: Mahamat Oumar Yaya (CHA)

Officials: Aboubacar Bangoura, Sidiki Sidibe, Moustapha Toure and Fourth Official: Yakhouba Keita All Guinea.

Full Second leg results

Malawi 1-0 Tanzania (1-2 on aggregate)
Ethiopia 3-0 Sao Tome and Principe (3-1 on aggregate)
Kenya 0-0 Mauritius (5-2 on aggregate)
Madagascar 2-2 Central African Republic
Burundi 2-0 Seychelles (3-0 on aggregate)
Namibia 2-1 Gambia (3-2 on aggregate)
Sierra Leone 2-1 Chad (2-2 on aggregate, Chad advance on away goal rule)
Niger 4-0 Somalia (6-0 on aggregate)
Guinea-Bissau 1-3 Liberia (2-4 on aggregate)
Lesotho 1-1 Comoros (1-1 on aggregate, Comoros advance on away goal rule)
Mauritania 4-0 South Sudan (5-1 on aggregate)
Botswana 3-1 Eritrea (5-1 on aggregate)
Postponed: Swaziland – Djibouti


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