Sierra Leone Senior National team Leone Stars has on 22nd March 2023 settle to a two-all draw against the Parrots of Sao Tome Principe in the first leg of the double tie in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Agadir Stadium in Morocco.
The Parrots of Sao Tome Principe took the lead in the 43rd minute of play as Luis Leal dos Anjos buried home a close-range shot after a tricky winger had in defence of Sierra Leone.
The Parrots surely deserve the first-half lead.
After the first-half break, both teams return to the pitch with the host Leone Stars of Sierra Leone getting their equalizing goal in the 48th minute of play as Mustapha Bundu took advantage of a deflected shot and levelled terms.
The Parrots of Sao Tome Principe double their lead as Luis Leal Anjos got his brace in the 59th of play in the second half.
Abu Komeh levelled for Leone Stars in the 78th of play through a close-range and fired home to give his side the most valued goals.
Mustapha Bundu got two chances toward the closing stages but failed to convert any of those chances as the match ended two a draw. (2-2).
Sierra Leone Senior National team Leone Stars have the bulk of the ball possession and chances in the first opening thirty minutes of play, as Alhaji Kamara, Sullay Kai Kai, and Musa Noah Kamara secured chances and failed to convert any of those chances to goal.
Sao Tome Principe however, other hand gets three clear-cut chances and failed to convert them in the first thirty minutes.
The two sides with meet again on Sunday 26th of March 2023 at the same venue, this match marks the fifth meeting, and Sao Tome Principe defeated Sierra Leone twice and now held Leone Stars to three draws in all competitions.
Sierra Leone Senior National team Leone Stars needs to pick up six or four points from the doubleheader if they are to be back on track in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.