Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad has criticised the referee for not handing Leone Stars a penalty after an Ivory Coast player clattered a Sierra Leonean Player in the Ivory Coast penalty box.
They are also contesting the decision of the Referee to deny Sierra Leone a well deserved goal at the final minutes of added time when Sierra Leone came close to knock out the 2015 Nations Cup winners out with an header from the MLS striker, Kei Kamara who returns from international retirement.
Under testing weather conditions, both teams played out at 1-1 draw which left Sierra Leone at the second of the Group I table, with just one point behind league leaders Ivory Coast, which saw the later qualify for the upcoming Continental competition.
The African Champions was ahead in the 36min a well-taken acrobatic goal from Jonathan Kodjia help them mustered all they had to make sure they can defend their title next January.
Tension started for the Ivorians just after New England Revolution striker Kei Kamara equalised midway through the second half.
Meanwhile, Reactions has been trailing on Social media following the goal Sierra Leone was denied in the final minutes and the clear penalty some minutes earlier. See Reactions Below:
Congratulations Leone Stars in your 1-1 draw against Ivory Coast despite denied a penalty & goal
— SIERRA Update (@sierraupdate69) September 3, 2016
#SierraLeone robbed! That was a clear penalty not awarded!
— Umaru Fofana (@UmaruFofana) September 3, 2016
Waa la civ i fon 1-1 contre la sierra leone , pk ?!!
— LA PIRATERIE (@JnR_18_leJ) September 3, 2016
— Mohammed Ahmed (@Ben5218) September 3, 2016
— tomas tarawali (@TarawaliThomas) September 3, 2016
@AfrFootball Côte divore Sierra Leone match. Absolutely cheating. Poor officiated not Fair Sierra Leone would have been qualified.
— Yakubu Mohammed (@yakubum448) September 3, 2016
— Chernor Maju Bah (@majubahCFC) September 3, 2016