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Sierra Leone Secures First Victory in WC2026 Qualifiers against Djibouti


In the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Sierra Leone achieved a historic maiden victory over Djibouti, securing a closely contested match with a score of 2-1.


This triumph marked Sierra Leone's third encounter in the group stage, elevating their point tally to four out of a possible nine in Group A.



Curtis Davies, a newcomer to the team, made an immediate impact by breaking the deadlock in the 12th minute with a well-executed header off a corner kick.


Despite Djibouti's resilient efforts, they managed to equalize in the 35th minute through a confidently converted penalty by Gabriel Dadzie, leading to a tense halftime stalemate.



The second half witnessed an intensification of the match as both sides relentlessly pursued the decisive goal. Sierra Leone eventually found the breakthrough in the 51st minute, with Augustus Kargbo delivering a clinical finish to secure the crucial three points.


This significant victory marked a promising start for Sierra Leone under the guidance of their new coach, Amidu Karim, as they prepare for their upcoming challenge against Burkina Faso on June 10th in Mali. 









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