President Julius Maada Bio has expressed his delight after Sierra Leone qualified to the African Cup of Nations for the first time since 1996.
The ‘tok and do’ president took to Twitter to send a message to the Leone Stars delegation in Guinea.
“Congratulations to Sierra Leone. We are a football-loving nation, and today, our boys have made history. My government is committed to promoting football and other sports disciplines,” he posted on his Twitter account.
Striker Kei Kamara Leone Stars scored the only goal of the match in the first half through the penalty spot as Sierra Leone secured a place at the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1996, following a 1-0 victory over Benin at the Général Lansana Conté de Nongo in Guinea.
The former Minnesota United attacker converted from the spot after 19 minutes as coach John Keister men held on to a famous victory to join the other 23 teams at the finals in Cameroon in January.
In March, the president made a promise to the National team that he would give US$10,000 and parcel of land to each if they beat Benin to reach Cameroon.
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