Sierra Leone National Team

2015 Africa Cup of Nations

The Leone Stars will play Swaziland in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations second round qualifiers on 16-18 May (away) and 30 May - 1 Jun (home).    

The winners will then play the Seychelles in the third round games in late July and early August.

 

Second Round Fixtures:

  • 16-18/05/14: Swaziland v Sierra Leone
  • 30-31/05-01/06/14: Sierra Leone v Swaziland

Third Round Fixtures:

  • 18-20/07/14: Swaziland or Sierra Leone v Gambia* or Seychelles
  • 01-03/08/14: Gambia* or Seychelles v Swaziland or Sierra Leone

(* UPDATE: Following the draw, Gambia received a 2 year ban from CAF)

 

Final Group Qualification Stage 

The winner of the Leone Stars second / third round qualification games will then be placed in Group D for the final qualification stage - along with Ivory Coast, Cameroon and DR Congo - for games in September, October and November.

 Afcon2015 Group D Qualification Draw

Group D - Fixtures:

  • 05-06/09/14: Ivory Coast v qualifier
  • 05-06/09/14: DR Congo v Cameroon

 

  • 10/09/14: Cameroon v Ivory Coast
  • 10/09/14: qualifier v DR Congo

 

  • 10-11/10/14: DR Congo v Ivory Coast
  • 10-11/10/14: qualifier v Cameroon

 

  • 15/10/14: Ivory Coast v DR Congo
  • 15/10/14: Cameroon v qualifier

 

  • 14-15/11/14: qualifier v Ivory Coast
  • 14-15/11/14: Cameroon v DR Congo

 

  • 19/11/14: Ivory Coast v Cameroon
  • 19/11/14: DR Congo v qualifier

 

 Following those games, the final draw for AFCON 2015 will then be held in Rabat on 26 November.   Group winners and the runner-up of each qualification group, plus the third-best team will join hosts Morocco for the final tournament.

 

AFCON 2015 - Finals

The 30th edition of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will be played in Morocco from 17 January until 8 February 2015.

The location of the games is as follows:

  • GROUP A will be based in Marrakech.  The city will also host the opening match.
  • GROUP B will be based in Agadir.
  • Rabat will host GROUP C and the AFCON 2015 final.
  • GROUP D will be based in Tangier. 

 

 

Notes to Editors

  1. You can read more about the AFCON 2015 tournament and the CAF draw prcedure 
  2. See www.johnnymckinstry.com for a range of information - biography, press releases and photographs for press use
  3. To arrange an email or telephone interview, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Quotes: What the media say

  • It stands testament to his adaptability, hunger and talent ... that McKinstry has tamed the toughest challenges and risen to become one of the best young managers in football today.

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  • This is not a man who does things by the book. Having been a coach from the age of 15, McKinstry already has miles on the clock.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
  • McKinstry made an impressive start, losing just one of his first six matches and leading Sierra Leone into the top 50 of Fifa's world rankings, above Northern Ireland, the Republic, Cameroon and Senegal.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
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