African Stars Watch: Cote d'Ivoire 1-1 Sierra Leone - AS IT HAPPENED

African Stars Watch: Cote d'Ivoire 1-1 Sierra Leone - AS IT HAPPENED
L'international ivoirien Wilfried Serge Kanon

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Sep 03, 2016. 21:59

Congratulations to Ivory Coast to qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals which will be hosted by Gabon


Ivory Coast XI: Gbohouo, Goua, Adjo, Bailly, Kessie, Jean-Michel, Yao Serge, Kalou, Adama, Yao Kouassi, Kanon

Sierra Leone XI: Zombo, Dunia, Sesay, Bangura, Simbo, Kamara, Sankoh, Quee, Woobay, Kamara, Bangura

Commentary (Press F5 to refresh):

Full-Time: Ivory Coast 1-1 Sierra Leone

92' Sierra Leone sub: Sheka Fofanah IN, Kwame Quee OUT

90' Four minutes added by the fourth official

87' Sierra Leone are pushing forward in numbers as they look to snatch a late winner and cause a major upset

85' GOOD CHANCE! Gervinho reacts quickly inside the Sierra Leone box, but he places his shot wide of the target

82' Eight minutes left on the clock for Sierra Leone to find the winning goal as a draw suits Ivory Coast perfectly

79' Sierra Leone sub: George Davies IN, Gibrilla Woobay OUT

76' Ivory Coast sub: Ismael Diomande IN, Jean-Michael Seri OUT

75' Yannick Kessie unleashes a powerful shot which sail over the Sierra Leone goal-posts as the home side look to restore their lead

72' Sierra Leone have been pressing Ivory Coast since the hour-mark and their pressure has finally paid off

69' Ivory Coast sub: Max Gradel IN, Salomon Kalou OUT

68' Mohamed Kamara played a good free-kick into the Ivory Coast box and Kei Kamara headed home to make it 1-1 for Sierra Leone

67' GOAL! Kei Kamara restores parity for Sierra Leone

65' Another shot from range by Sierra Leone and this time it is Mohamed Bangura who places his shot just over the Ivory Coast goal-posts

63' The home side are still leading 1-0 here at the Bouake Stadium

60' Sierra Leone midfielder Kwame Quee unleashes a low shot which goes inches wide of the target

58' Kalou tries a backheel pass on the edge of the Sierra Leone box, but it is intercepted and cleared away

55' Sierra Leone need to win tonight in order to qualify for the first time in 20 years. But it remains 1-0 to Ivory Coast

51' Kodjo dribbles past his marker, but he places his shot wide of the target as Ivory Coast look to double their lead

48' Sierra Leone force an early corner-kick which is well gathered by Gbohouo in the Ivory Coast goal-posts

Second-half underway

Half-Time: Ivory Coast 1-0 Sierra Leone

45' The fourth official has added only one minute

39' Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou wins the ball in his own half and he tries to play a through pass, but Solomon Zombo Morris rushes off his goalline to collect the ball

42' Sierra Leone attacker Mohamed Kamara is brought down by Ivory Coast's Marc Goua and the referee blows his whistle for a foul

36' The forward Adjo scored with an acrobatic effort which beat Sierra Leone goalkeeper Solomon Zombo Morris hands down. Ivory Coast are leading 1-0

35' GOAL! WHAT A GOAL!! Kodja Adjo fires Ivory Coast into the lead

33' Ivory Coast are no longer dominating possession and Sierra Leone are looking confident going forward

30' The visitors launch an attack, but Mohamed Kamara's shot is blocked inside the Ivory Coast box

27' It is still 0-0 here at the Bouake Stadium

24' A draw will favor Ivory Coast this evening as it will be enough to book them a place at next year's AFCON finals

21' Ivory Coast full-back Marc Goua pushes forward, but his pass is intercepted in the Sierra Leone half

18' Sierra Leone star David Simbo receives the first yellow card of the game

15' It remains goalless here at the Bouake Stadium

12' The visitors get their first corner-kick and Ivory Coast goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo punches the cross away

10' Sierra Leone are under pressure thus far and they are yet to launch an attack

8' The home side attack again and this time Yao Kouassi Gervinho's shot is blocked inside the box

3' Early chance for Ivory Coast, but Kodja Adjo is denied by goalkeeper Solomon Zombo Morris

01' Match underway

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