Sierra Leone National Team Head Coach, John Keister has given his verdict on the penalty missed by Leone Stars forward, Kei Kamara in his side’s last group stage match in the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021.

Sierra Leone had needed a point against Equatorial Guinea to progress to the knockout stages of the competition, but veteran striker Kei Kamara saw an 84th-minute penalty saved by Jesus Owono.

The late missed penalty was harsh on Kamara, the 37-year-old who had scored the winner against Sierra Leone last June which had Sierra Leone’s qualification for the tournament.

The former Norwich City and Middlesbrough man had been handed the responsibility after Ganet had brought down Issa Kallon, but Owonu launched himself to his left to claw Kamara’s attempt past the post.

“The penalty miss is difficult to take, it could have changed everything for us”, Leone Stars Head Coach, John Kesiter said in an interview after the match.

Meanwhile, Sierraloaded reports security officers of the Sierra Leone Police are currently protecting the house of Kei Kamara which angry fans has besieged since the end of the match