The Vice Captain of the Sierra Leone National Senior team (Leone Stars) Umaru Bangura, who captained against Sihlangu Semnikati of Swaziland on Sunday 18th May 2014 at the Somhlolo Stadium in the first-leg of the 2015 African Cup of Nations Preliminary round has said they have over one hundred percent confidence of eliminating their opponent at home after they were forced to a one all draw.
He said come the return match in two weeks at home, they want to take a win at all cost as some of the players who were unable to be part of the first-leg will be available .
In eliminating their opponent, he said, they will straight away go to the group stage to join Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, which is going to be a very difficult group.
During the match, he said, Leone Stars opened the scoring through Suleiman Fullah Sesay in the early stage of the first-half. But the host levels the score during the second-half of play. After the goal, they went on the offensive looking for more goals which never materialized until the end of the match.
By Bernad Turay
Tuesday May 20, 2014