In the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s disheartening 2-1 defeat to Guinea Bissau, which marked the conclusion of their AFCON Qualifiers campaign, former Sierra Leone Striker Kei Kamara has made a passionate accusation against the match’s officiating.

Taking to his social media platform, the former Leone Stars Striker voiced his concerns, stating;

For African football to grow, our referees need to be educated about the game. I see it not only in my homeland, Sierra Leone, but far too frequently across the entire continent. Confederation of African Football, please do more for the sake of our future generations.”

Kamara’s statement has ignited a fervent discussion within the football community, shedding light on the critical issue of refereeing standards in African football. Many voices have since echoed his sentiments, emphasizing the urgent need for improvements in officiating quality.

Unfortunately, the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone find themselves eliminated from contention, their AFCON dreams dashed with the conclusion of the qualifiers. In contrast, the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau have solidified their position in next year’s AFCON tournament.

Their qualification was cemented earlier in June through a resolute 1-0 victory over Sao Tome & Principe, marking a significant achievement for the team. This victory now places them in the esteemed company of football giants Nigeria, both teams securing their places in the upcoming championship.