MATCH CENTRE

SAT 15 JULY 2017, 18:30, FREETOWN

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Senegal fight back for draw against Sierra Leone

by Brian Lee

Sat July 15, 21:04

Sierra Leone and Senegal played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their 2018 African Nations Championship at the National Stadium in Freetown on Saturday.

Sierra Leone scored first in the match, but could not hold onto the lead as Senegal equalised late in the game, scoring a vital away goal ahead of the second leg.

The two sides will meet again next week in Senegal for the second leg where the winner on aggregate will face either Guinea-Bissau or Guinea in the final round of the qualifying campaign.

Guinea have the advantage in that match having beat Guinea-Bissau 3-1 earlier on Saturday.

The Leone Stars have never participated in the CHAN finals and the West African side will be looking to qualify for the finals in Kenya next year.

Senegal qualified for the first two CHAN finals (in 2009 and 2011). Their best finish was when they were beaten in the third-place playoff match in 2009.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
SIERRA LEONE SENEGAL
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
16
1
Goalkeeper
23
16
Defender
4
Defender
15
Defender
8
Defender
18
3
Defender
17
Defender
2
Defender
2
Defender
21
Defender
5
Defender
19
Midfielder
11
Defender
14
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
4
20
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
15
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
10
Forward/Striker
14
Forward/Striker
6
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
13
Forward/Striker
7
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