• Both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils after a 1-1 draw in Senegal.

Hosts and holders Senegal came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Sierra Leone in their West African Football Union, WAFU opening Group A tie at the stade Lat-Dior in Thies, Senegal on Friday.

Sierra Leone’s Abu Kommeh scored in the 55th-minute from a tape in, but the Senegalese rallied a goal down to level the scoreline in the 67th minutes from Samba Diallo.

The last time the two sides met in December 2019, the Senegalese walloped Shooting Stars 4-1 in the 2019 opener in Guinea.

To be safe, Shooting Stars must win in their next game against the Gambians scorpions on the 24th to ensure a quarter-final spot.

Meanwhile, in group B, Mali takes on Guinea Bissau in the early kickoff while Guinea entertains Mauritania at the same venue on Saturday respectively.

 

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