Sierra Leone seek to overturn deficit

Sierra Leone seek to overturn deficit
Sierra Leone team

by Staff Reporter

Monday Oct 12, 2015. 10:18

Sierra Leone will be desperate for a win when they host Chad in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) first round second-leg clash on Tuesday.

The Leone Stars have been barred from playing at home matches by CAF since last year August following the Ebola outbreak in the country.

So the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) decided to host Chad at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt.

Les Sao shocked the Leone Stars 1-0 in the first-leg at the Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya in N'Djamena on Saturday, thanks to Léger Djimrangar's second-half strike.

Experienced English-based midfielder Mohamed Kamara failed to inspire Sierra Leone on the day. But they have a chance to avenge their defeat on Tuesday.

Ghananian coach Sellas Tetteh needs to come up with a plan to overturn their 1-0 deficit, and advance into the second-round at home.

The Leone Stars, who are ranked 121st in the world, will be favourites to emerge victorious against 175th placed Chad on the day.

Meanwhile, Chad are coming into the second-leg clash oozing with confidence as they are carrying a 1-0 slender advantage.

Leo Sao are aware of the fact that a another clean sheet against the Leone Stars will see them qualify for the World Cup qualification second-round.

Upfront Montpellier striker Rodrigue Ninga will be lurking around looking to punish Sierra Leone, who will desperately pushing forward.

The winner between the two nations on aggregate will face Egypt in the World Cup qualification second-round in November, 2015.

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