Sporting KC striker Kei Kamara started and played the full 90 minutes in Sierra Leone's 1-0 victory over Niger on Saturday at National Stadium in Freetown, Sierra Leone for his eighth career international appearance.
The Leone Stars bested the Mena Stars on a second-half strike from Tetteh Bangura (57th minute) and move two points behind group leaders South Africa with two games remaining in qualifying for the 2012 African Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The top team from each four-team group automatically advances with the two best runners-up also securing berths.
It was Sierra Leone's first home win in more than three years and first victory for newly appointed Manager Lars Olof Mattson. The team, ranked No. 118 in the latest FIFA rankings, will return to National Stadium for their next qualifying match against Egypt on September 2nd.