In a very big game in Freetown, Sierra Leone today, Kei Kamara and the Leone Stars took on Egypt in an African Cup of Nations qualifier. Kamara went the full 90 minutes as the Leone Stars won 2-1 with an 89th minute penalty kick. Sierra Leone dominated the early going of the game and got the first goal from Sheriff Suma off of a corner kick in the 14th minute, although the goal could could down as an own goal. As the game continued Egypt, which brought a U-23 team, got more and more of possession and in first half stoppage time Egypt got the equalizer after Sierra Leone's goalkeeper, Christian Caulker parried a weak shot into the path of Marwan Mohsen who buried his opportunity. In the second half Sierra Leone went searching for a winner that would keep them in the tournament qualification process. Kamara had a big role to play being active in helping create opportunities. The Leone Stars forced good saves out of Egypt's goalkeeper, but finally in the 89th minute, Sierra Leone got the winner. After a foul in the box, Mohamed Bangura stepped up and buried the penalty kick giving Sierra Leone a huge win.
The win puts Sierra Leone into a tie for first place with South Africa with 8 points. South Africa plays Niger tomorrow in their qualifier in Niger. Sierra Leone plays South Africa on the last match day in Port Elizabeth. The result that the Leone Stars are hoping for is a draw between the two tomorrow. That would allow Sierra Leone to qualify for the African Cup of Nations if they defeat South Africa on the last match day. See the goals below.