Leone Stars of Sierra Leone are set to play Equatorial Guinea in their last group game at the Limbe Stadium at 4:00 PM. A win for Leone Stars and a defeat or draw for Ivory Coast against Algeria will see Sierra Leone top of Group E and qualify to their first-ever round of 16 at the African Cup of Nations.
Sierra Leone has gained international support from all races and nationalities with their sterling performances so far. One video making rounds on social media from a white Scottish man who called himself “original Scottish Salone borbor” heaping support and showering love to the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. In the video shared by SL News Blog Facebook page, Original Scottish Salone borbor used local Krio slang which has caught the attention of Sierra Leoneans, saying “D game get yagba if u no able pull hand”. It’s a local Krio slang invented by Sierra Leonean fashion designers which has gained public attention.
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Millions of Sierra Leoneans are hoping to see their national team qualify for the knockout stages for the first time in their history. Sierra Leone shocked the football world in their first two TotalEnergies African Cup of Nations group matches, holding defending champions Algeria to an incredible goalless draw; and came from behind twice to hold The Elephants of Ivory Coast in a 2-2 draw. A draw for Leone Stars will also see them qualify to the next round of the competition. Leone Stars need a WIN or DRAW but MUST avoid a defeat.