Sierra Leone Italy-based attacker Augustus Kargbo was positively bursting with pride after the attacker helped revive their comeback against Guinea Bissau on Monday.

The Crotone player dribbled to create space off his marker to score his first international goal for Sierra Leone in the 77th minute at the General Lansana Conté stadium in Group A matchday two of the African Cup of Nations qualifier.

Musa Nohad Kamara drew parity for Sierra Leone in the 87th minute to rescue a vital point against 9-man Djurtus.

When answering questions from this medium afterwards, Kargbo said: “It was a proud moment for me,  my family. I’m happy to have scored my first Sierra Leone goal donning the Green, White and Blue jersey.”

“I was over the moon, especially in front of my family and the fans at the stadium. One of those feelings I can’t explain.” It was raw emotion, although not the result we wanted, it was a point that kept our hopes alive,” Kargbo told

The goal was no more than Kargbo deserved for his brilliant efforts as a substitute.

Against Nigeria, he was brought on for Mua Noad Kamara in the 2-1 defeat at the MKO Abiola Stadium on Thursday.

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone’s next Afcon outing in the qualifiers is against Sao Tome in September this year.

Nigeria secured six points after their opening g two victories, Guinea Bissau on four points, Sierra Leone on one point and Sao Tome with no point after two matches in the race to Ivory Coast.



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