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Shooting Stars to face Ghana after eliminating Guinea

By Sahr Morris Jnr.

The visitors, who gained full control of the game from the first to the last minute, took advantage of a mistake by the opposing defense to score the only goal of the game before the break by Ibrahim Conteh.

After the match, Shooting Stars captain, Ishmael Jaw-Jaw Koroma dedicated their win to all Sierra Leoneans as their gift for the Independence anniversary.

The skipper said: “We dedicate the victory to all Sierra Leoneans around the world as we celebrate our 53rd Independence anniversary.”

Sierra Leone will now face a more difficult opponent, Ghana, next month in the next round of qualifiers. Meanwhile, Malawi also qualified to the second round of the tournament after eliminating Botswana 2-1 away from home.

The Junior Flames secured a 2-1 away win from home to advance 3-1 on aggregate. The final tournament will take place from 8-22 March 2015 in Senegal with the semi-finalists qualifying to represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.