Player Umaru Bangura’s house destroyed
Following his penalty miss against Liberia in Sunday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying clash, Umaru Bangura’s house in Freetown, Sierra Leone, was attacked by enraged fans. The Leone Stars needed to win by at least two clear goals to progress after losing the first leg 3-1 in Paynesville.
Kei Kamara’s 55th-minute goal put Sierra Leone in front at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, but their aspirations faded into thin air after Bangura’s 95th-minute penalty was saved by 18-year-old Ashley Williams – as Sella Tetteh’s side crumbled 3-2 on aggregate.
To express their discontent, fans besieged the captain’s house and blitzed it with stones.