Leone Stars captain, Umaru Zangalay Bangura has said they have put Saturday’s goalless draw against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon behind them and are now eyeing success for Wednesday’s match.
Sierra Leone secured their first points from three matches in the ongoing CAF 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers following Saturday’s goalless draw in Yaoundé and now Bangura believes the outcome of Wednesday’s match could have a big say in their campaign of reaching Morocco 2015.
The Dinamo Minsk defender said they as professional players will continue to believe chances are still there for them to qualify with a positive result on Wednesday.
He said: “We continue to believe. You see we're playing pretty well. We're a good team. We just want to be focused and see what could happen on Wednesday. It will be just another game.”
“We are professional footballers. We came here to earn points. On Saturday we took a point on the playground, and I think that's what’s important. We played a good game we were not too concerned about Cameroon. We just focused on ourselves and played. Our attention is now on Wednesday's game.”
The current health state in the country forced Sierra Leone to play away from home and the skipper said playing away from home is the only thing affecting their game.
“The Ebola stuff which is all over the news media does not affect us on the pitch the only thing that affects us at this time with Ebola in our country is that we cannot play our home games on our home soil. Many of us play in Europe so the Ebola does not affect us directly, our only problem is that we cannot play at home, “Bangura said.