Sierra Leone book AFCON ticket

Sierra Leone book AFCON ticket
Kei Kamara of Sierra Leone

by Bertin Basson

Thursday Jun 17, 2021. 11:00

Sierra Leone are the last of 24 countries to book their place at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Kei Kamara scored a first half penalty as Sierra Leone punched their ticket with a 1-0 victory over Benin in Conakry on Tuesday.

As a result, the Leone Stars qualified for the African showpiece for the first time since 1996 and only the third time in their history.

The qualifier had twice been postponed due to Covid-19 test issues and was moved to Guinea after the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown was ruled not up to standard to host the Group L qualifier.

Sierra Leone needed to beat Benin – who required just a draw – to book their spot at next year’s tournament in Cameroon alongside group winner Nigeria.

Watch Kamara’s winning goal here:

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