Sierra Leone led 1-0 against Liberia in Game 4 of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations at the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal on Sunday before the game was postponed due to floodlight failure.
The lights went out in the 71st minute due to a fire in the sub-station off-site which saw the pitch cast into darkness.
Consequently, the game has been postponed until Monday, Sept. 30 when the game will be restarted in the minute that it was stopped with the same players on the field — the game will get underway at 7:30 p.m. (GMT).
Sierra Leone had started strong and almost took the lead in the tenth minute when a headed pass from Mahmoud Fofanah found Musa Kamara in space eight yards out, but his high bicycle kick struck the crossbar.
The Leone Stars continued to push forward and went close again in the 21st minute when loose ball at a corner kick fell to Suffian Kalokoh, but he blasted inches over from 14 yards out.
Liberia started to find their footing in the game after that and nearly opened the scoring in the 27th minute when Terry Sackor met a left-side free-kick with a 10-yard header, but his effort came back off the outside of the post.
Six minutes later, Sackor was in the thick of the action following a goalmouth scramble inside the Sierra Leone box as the keeper fumbled the ball into his path, but for a second time, he struck the right-hand post from close range.
The Leone Stars, though, took the lead in the 40th minute when Kalokoh capitalised on a mistake in the defence and superbly volleyed home from the edge of the box to make it 1-0 at the break.
The second half saw Liberia start positively with Kelvin Potis a real threat in attack and he came close to scoring just after the hour mark when he let fly with a powerful 18-yard shot from an acute angle on the right, but it went narrowly over the target.
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