Sierra Leone Skipper hails Leone Stars character


The Sierra Leone skipper Umaru Bangura believes if not for the Ebola-outbreak that has affected Sierra Leone, Leone Stars might not have been bottom of the Group D standings.

Photo: The Leone Stars’ captain Umaru Bangura leading the team out against Cameroon another big match against Cameroon on Wednesday.

Bangura said this after Sierra Leone and Cameroon have played to a goalless draw on Saturday in their Africa Nations Cup Group D Qualifier in Yaoundé.

In his post match interview with Arnel Kenne the Dynamo Minks defender said: “We have done our assignment and we’re here to earn points. On Saturday we earn one, Wednesday is another game.

“The squad was very good and we had a good game. We play our game and forget about our opponent.

“The Ebola virus is the only thing that has affected us in this qualifiers, maybe we don’t deserved to be at the bottom of the group because we can’t play our home, obviously that might have help us.

“Another day we could have won it, we have our chances at some point during the first half we were the most dangerous side of the two, with the attacking pair of Julius Woobay and Alhassan Kamara causing a lot of trouble for the Cameroonian defence and their goalkeeper Joseph Ondoa.

“We are going to stay focused and continue to believe, there is always a chance if you work very hard.

Cameroon maintained their unbeaten run in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and still top of the group. The Lions of Cameroon will host Sierra Leone on Wednesday October 15 at the same ground, Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé.


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