MATCH CENTRE

SUN 06 SEPTEMBER 2015, 17:00, PORT HARCOURT

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Sierra Leone hold uninspired Côte d’Ivoire

by Staff Reporter

Sun September 06, 19:58

Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire played to a goalless draw in Port Harcourt on Sunday, in their Group I of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Leone Stars hosted the Ivoirians in Nigeria, as the Ebola-affected country is yet to be allowed to welcome its opponents in Freetown.

In the absence of several of their key players, including skipper Yaya Touré, defensive midfielder Cheick Tioté, winger Max Gradel and star striker Wilfried Bony, the defending champions struggled to cause problems to their hosts despite enjoying most of the possession.

Sierra Leone had chances of their own during the encounter, but failed to capitalise on their few opportunities.

The result sees the two sides tied on one point after two games, two points adrift of group leaders Sudan.

Thrashed 4-0 by Gabon in Libreville on Saturday, the Sudanese remain however at the top of Group I as the defeat is not counted for the standings, with the Panthers already qualified for the final tournament as hosts.

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