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  • Thursday, 25 July 2024
Sierra Leone Defeats Djibouti in 2024 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Sierra Leone Defeats Djibouti in 2024 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone achieved a crucial 2-1 victory over Djibouti in their 2026 World Cup Qualifier match on Wednesday. This win is a significant boost to their hopes of advancing in the tournament.

 

The match began with both teams playing cautiously, feeling each other out in the early stages. Sierra Leone took the lead in the 12th minute with a well-executed strike by Curtis Davies. This early goal energized the home side, who continued to press their advantage but were unable to increase their lead before a pivotal moment late in the first half.

 

In the 34th minute, Djibouti was awarded a controversial penalty, which Gabriel Dadzie successfully converted, leveling the score at 1-1. This equalizer brought the teams into halftime on even terms, setting the stage for an intense second half.

 

The second half began with both teams showing renewed attacking vigor. Sierra Leone quickly regained their lead in the 51st minute through Augustus Kargbo, whose goal put the home side ahead once again. Despite facing substantial defensive pressure from Djibouti, Sierra Leone managed to hold on to their slender lead until the final whistle, securing a vital three points.

 

This victory enhances Sierra Leone's prospects in the qualifiers, offering a much-needed morale boost and points on the board. Djibouti, on the other hand, remains without a point after two matches, facing an uphill battle in their remaining fixtures.

 

The match was notable not just for the goals but also for the resilience and determination shown by the Leone Stars, who managed to navigate a tense and competitive encounter successfully. Fans will be hopeful that this win marks the beginning of a strong campaign towards World Cup qualification.

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