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Sierra Leone lose to Angola

Sierra Leone lose to Angola

Angola’s national football team defeated Sierra Leone 3-1 on Saturday in northern Cabinda province, and it’s the last match for the Angolans for their preparation towards the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2012).

The victory was an important one for the host and they will be hoping to start the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea from January 21 to February 12 in a bright form.

The goals were scored by former Manchester striker Manucho Gonçalves, Mateus Galiano, and Flávio Amado, in the 15th, 39th and 76th minutes, while Desmond Wellington levelled for Sierra Leone in the 16th minute.

In a total of five warn-up matches, the first match in Cabinda, Angola drew (1-1) with Cameroon, and beat Zambia, 1-0, in Dundo.

(Angola) followed by a goalless game with Namibia in Lubango (Angola).

In the previous match before the Sierra Leone encounter Angola drew with Nigeria (0-0) in Abuja.

The Angolans are in group B, together with Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Sudan, in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea. The friendly match marked the first ever meeting between Leone Stars and Palancas Negras in the history of football.

However, the result was not a surprise to many soccer pundits in Sierra Leone because of the under strength side fielded.

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