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Goalkeeping howler gifts Sierra Leone dramatic late equaliser against Ivory Coast

Sierra Leone's Alhaji Kamara celebrates scoring their second goal against Ivory Coast with teammates.
Sierra Leone's Alhaji Kamara celebrates scoring their second goal against Ivory Coast with teammates.
Image: THAIER AL-SUDANI

A goalkeeping howler handed Sierra Leone a dramatic last-gasp equaliser that secured a 2-2 draw with Ivory Coast in their Africa Cup of Nations Group E clash in Douala on Sunday.

Goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare lost control of the ball and spilled it for Sierra Leone's Alhaji Kamara to snatch a 95th-minute goal as they grabbed their second point of the tournament after holding defending champions Algeria 0-0 last week.

Ivory Coast now have four points while Sierra Leone are on two with Algeria to take on Equatorial Guinea in Sunday’s second Group E match at the Japoma Stadium.

Sebastien Haller scored first to put Ivory Coast ahead at halftime but 21-year-old Musa Kamara equalised for Sierra Leone before Nicolas Pepe restored the Ivorians’ lead.


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