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2016 Olympic qualifiers:

Sierra Leone to play home match in Cameroon

May 14, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr. 

Sierra Leone will play their return leg tie of the youth U-23 Olympic qualification against Cameroon in Yaoundé after the Cameroonian football authorities accepted the request made by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA).

The two nations will engage in a two-legged battle in the second round of the 2016 Rio Games qualifiers. The Cameroonians will host the first leg on May 24, whilst the return leg has been scheduled on the weekend of May 29-31, 2015.

According to the SLFA Director of Competitions, Sorie Ibrahim Sesay, the Cameroonian authorities positively welcomed their request to use Yaoundé as their home ground for the match just like they did for the country’s senior national team, Leone Stars during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

“We have agreed to play both games in Cameroon and the team leaves for Yaoundé next week,” Sesay confirmed.

Meanwhile, the winner between Sierra Leone and Cameroon will take on Algeria in the third round.

The tournament will take place from 28 November – 12 December 2015 in Senegal after the withdrawal of DR Congo as host.

According to the African football governing body, CAF, eight teams are expected to qualify for the finals in Senegal with the top three to represent Africa at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.