Saturday, September 08, 2012

Kamara and Sierra Leone Draw at Home

Kei Kamara and Sierra Leone will have a tall task ahead of them when they travel to Tunisia for the second leg of their African Cup of Nations qualifying series.  Today in Sierra Leone, the Leone Stars drew 2-2 with Tunisia.  That means that Sierra Leone will now need to win on the road in Tunisia or draw 3-3 or greater to advance automatically.  A 2-2 draw in Tunisia would see the game go to extra time and potentially PKs.

Sierra Leone grabbed the lead in the early goings of the first half and held on through half time.  Early in the second half, Tunisia tied things up.  Then in the 87th minute Sierra Leone went ahead again after two Sierra Leone players went up for a header.  After the header, one of the Leone Stars was the first to react and bury it in the net to make it 2-1 Sierra Leone.  The celebration was short lived though as 1 minute later Tunisia was level again after some very poor defending by the Leone Stars.  A Tunisian player dribbled to the end line with his mark applying little pressure, then as he was falling down squared the ball into the middle for another player who buried it in the net to level the scoring. 

Kamara played the full 90 minutes, for his 10th cap while a member of Sporting KC and 15th overall.

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