For the first time in 25 years, the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone appeared in the Africa Cup of Nations, the continent’s biggest football tournament.
The team starts their Africa Cup of Nations journey with defending champions, Algeria and held them to no goal apiece at the Japoma Stadium, in Douala, Cameroon. Leone Stars, an underdog’s side put up an exceptional performance to hold Algeria’s desert foxes to a goalless draw.
Mohamed N. Kamara, the Sierra Leonean goalkeeper and defenders, Steven Caulker, and Kevin Wright, defended their country till the last minute. Kamara, 23 made 7 vital saves from the Algerian side, and at the end of the game he was awarded“Man of the Man”.
Below are reviews and reactions on social media about the performance of Sierra Leone.