Aftermath of Sierra Leone defeat, Kenya National team assistant coach, Frank Ouna was very dissatisfied with the Siaka Steven Stadium pitch which he branded as ‘an unplayable pitch’.
The Harambee Stars second gaffer in a post-match interview in Freetown said the Sierra Leone pitch was one factor they walked away with 2-1 defeat adding that it affected their game plan and possession.
“It was tough for us because we played in an unplayable pitch. The pitch is not good to play football,” Frank Ouna said and congratulate Sierra Leone for the winner.
The Harambee Stars went into Saturday’s tie as the favourites but went down 2-1 to a well determined Sierra Leone side desperate to end their 21 years spell without playing at the highest African football tournament.
The Slovenia-based attacking midfielder, Julius Wobay low finish in the 22nd minute gave Sierra Leone the lead before skipper Umaru Bangura double the lead in the second half from the penalty spot after Kei Kamara was brought down by Eric ‘Marcelo’ Ouma.
Ten men Kenya level secured a consolation goal from Michael Olunga who struck a spectacular free-kick late in the second half.
AFCON 2019 Qualifying Fixtures & Results
9.06.2017 Obeid Sudan 1-3 Madagascar
10.06.2017 Dakar Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea
10.06.2017 Yaounde Cameroon 1-0 Morocco
10.06.2017 Lilongwe Malawi 1-0 Comoros
10.06.2017 Bamako Mali 2-1 Gabon
10.06.2017 Bujumbura Burundi 3-1 South Sudan
11.06.2017 Blida Algeria vs Togo
11.06.2017 Cotonou Benin vs Gambia
9.06.2017 Cairo Libya 5-1 Seychelles
10.06.2017 Uyo Nigeria 0-2 South Africa
10.06.2017 Freetown Sierra Leone 2-1 Kenya
11.06.2017 Kumasi Ghana vs Ethiopia
10.06.2017 Kinshasa DR Congo 3-1 Congo
11.06.2017 Harare Zimbabwe vs Liberia
10.06.2017 Bouake Cote d’Ivoire 2-3 Guinea
11.06.2017 Bangui Central African Rep. vs Rwanda
10.06.2017 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 3-1 Angola
10.06.2017 Francistown Botswana 0-1 Mauritania
10.06.2017 Niamey Niger 0-0 Swaziland
11.06.2017 Tunis Tunisia vs Egypt
10.06.2017 Ndola Zambia 0-1 Mozambique
10.06.2017 Bissau Guinea Bissau 1-0 Namibia
10.06.2017 Dar es Salaam Tanzania 1-1 Lesotho
11.06.2017 Praia Cape Verde vs Uganda
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