Ghanaian coach Sellas Tetteh
supervised Sierra Leone to hold
defending African champions Côte
d’Ivoire in a 0-0 draw in Port Harcourt
on Sunday, in their Group I of the 2017
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Leone Stars hosted the Ivoirians in
Nigeria, as the Ebola-affected country is yet to
be allowed to welcome its opponents in
Freetown. In the absence of several of their key players,
including skipper Yaya Touré, defensive
midfielder Cheick Tioté, winger Max Gradel
and star striker Wilfried Bony, the defending
champions struggled to cause problems to
their hosts despite enjoying most of the possession. Sierra Leone had chances of their own during
the encounter, but failed to capitalise on their
few opportunities. The result sees the two sides tied on one point
after two games, two points adrift of group
leaders Sudan. Thrashed 4-0 by Gabon in Libreville on
Saturday, the Sudanese remain however at the
top of Group I as the defeat is not counted for
the standings.


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