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With the Qlamqtar 2022 world cup only about 14 periods away (depending on your own set of menstrual circumstances), I’m going to answering all the burning questions leading up to the tournament. Today, in the next installment of my THEY BLEW IT series, I take a look at Sierra Leone and their fuck up against Liberia in the second leg of World Cup 2022 African qualifying.
So how did Sierra Leone blow it against Liberia and fail to even make it to the second round of African qualifying?
After a demoralising 3-1 loss in the first leg in Monrovia Sierra Leone could have been forgiven for just dropping dead and giving up in the return leg in Freetown. But unlike life in Sierra Leone, there was still hope and thanks to a Kei Kamara strike not long after the break, the home town side were on the verge of qualification, needing just one more unanswered tally to go through on away goals.
However, deep into second half injury time, they still hadn’t managed to notch the vital second, until the 93rd minute, where… wow, PENALTY. Holy shit in hell!
Some guy called Bengura or something stepped up to the spot… a goal would send them throughhhhh… but the Liberia goalkeeper Williams SAVED IT. Fuck me dead. Game over. Liberia went through to the second round, winning 3-2 on aggregate. They are grouped with Cape Verde, Nigeria and Central African Republic.
What positives can Sierra Leone take from their fucked up qualification where they totally blew it?
In a surprising twist of fortune, not only was Bengura rewarded for his courage to step up and take (miss) the penalty with plenty more free time and fewer annoying trips in the near future, but immediately following the loss, he was also showered with the attention of the national team’s fans. Their attention and showering came in the form of stones being pelted at his house. Africa has all sorts of weirdass rituals and customs so this may have been a bad thing however.
Bengura (Benghoora? Ben Gura? Vęñ Gürå? Dunno.) = IDIOT.