Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – After an impressive victory against Cameroon on December 10th, 2023, securing a commanding 9-wicket win at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, South Africa, Sierra Leone proudly secured the second spot in the ACA Men’s T20 Continental Cup qualifier.
The Patriots showcased exceptional prowess during the qualifier, triumphing over Mali and Cameroon, while experiencing a setback against Kenya in the opening match. Notably, Chernor Bah claimed the Man of the Match title in victories against Mali and Cameroon. During the Cameroon match, Sierra Leone successfully restricted Cameroon to a mere 35 all-out in 8.3 overs, responding with 37 runs in 4.2 overs, losing just one wicket.
Securing the second position, Sierra Leone has earned a spot in the forthcoming ACA championship scheduled from 11th to 19th December, 2023. The championship will encompass 16 matches among eight teams divided into two groups.
Placed in Group B alongside Kenya, Botswana, and Ghana, Sierra Leone is set to engage in three matches during the group stage. The Patriots will face Kenya’s formidable team on Tuesday, December 12th, followed by a clash against Botswana on Friday, December 15th. The group stage will culminate with Sierra Leone taking on Ghana on Sunday, December 17th, determining their journey towards the semi-finals on Monday, December 18th.
With their remarkable performance in the qualifier, the Sierra Leone cricket team is poised to exhibit their mettle against tough opponents, striving to make their mark in the prestigious ACA Championship.BT/12/12/2023