Sierra Leone’s skipper in the match with DR Congo, Kei Kamara, after the match, tweeted that he was honoured to captain the national team, Leone Stars. Not that was the result we wanted, considering that was our “home game”.
He added that he would be “donating 100% of my appearance fee to help [fight] Ebola in Sierra Leone”.
This was Leone Stars second game after they lost within five days to the Elephants of Ivory Coast and DR Congo respectively.
Leone Stars is the only team that has not secured a win in their group.
The match was moved from Sierra Leone to Lubumbashi because over fears over the spread of the Ebola virus and DR Congo made the most of playing an away fixture in their own country.
Firmin Mubele scored DR Congo’s opener and Jeremy Bokila doubled his side’s advantage, which proved enough to give them a much-needed win after they lost their opener at home to Cameroon last weekend.
In the other matches played in the group, Cameroon defeated Elephants of Ivory Coast by four goals to one (4-1) to lead the group with six points to be followed by DR Congo with three points, in third position is Ivory Coast with three points and goal differences with DR Congo.
The Leone Stars, however, are rooted to the bottom of Group D following two consecutive defeats.
By Bernard Turay
Thursday September 11, 2014