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Sierra Queens knocked out of WAFU Zone A Women’s Tournament

Sierra Leone have been knocked out of the ongoing WAFU Zone A Women’s championship group stage on Monday after their 1-0 defeat to neighbouring Guinea at Estadio Marcelo Leito, Cape Verde.

Fatoumata Dèdé Dialloq’s 86th minute strike dashed Sierra Queens’ hope of progressing to the semi-finals.

Defending champions Senegal are through to the last four after their overwhelming 4-1 win against The Gambia, and will face Sierra Leone in the final group stage match on Wednesday 25th January.

Sierra Queens’ head coach, Ernest Hallowell said his players displayed a high level of confidence despite the several injuries during the match.

“The Guineans were so aggressive that they had to injure three of my players who were taken off. Overall, the future of this team is bright. The women played beautifully even though they lost”, he added.

Meanwhile, the injured players, including goalkeeper Cecilia Bangura who was placed under oxygen, are now recovering.

The Gambia and Guinea’s final group stage match will be a stiff contest as one of them will join Senegal in the semi-finals.

©️ Esther Marie Samura, Media Officer, Sierra Queens


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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