Port Harcourt to again host Leone Stars match


October 7, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr. 

The Nigerian city of Port Harcourt will for the second time in two months host Sierra Leone’s international home match against Chad.

Barred from hosting matches because of scares over the Ebola virus, the Leone Stars will engage Chad on October 13 for the return leg encounter of their 2018 World Cup preliminary round qualifier at the Port Harcourt Stadium.

The first leg encounter between the two sides is expected to come up on Saturday October 10 at the N’Djamena National Stadium in Chad.

This will be the second time that the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), who has been forced to play the country’s home matches in neutral venues, are using the Nigerian city as their home venue.

Last month’s goalless draw with African champions Ivory Coast in their 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier was also hosted at the port city.

Since August 2014, Sierra Leone is still serving an international ban from hosting football matches in Freetown.