Angry fans stone house of African star

Several angry fans of the Sierra Leone national team attacked the house of captain Umaru Bangura after he missed a stoppage-time penalty.

Bangura, 32, stepped up in the 95th minute with the score at 3-2 in favour of Liberia in the second leg of their prelimary FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier in Freetown.

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With the backing of the home support, the veteran midfielder who plies his trade in the Swiss top-flight side FC Zurich, saw his effort saved by 18-year-old goalkeeper Ashley Williams.

His miss resulted in the Lone Stars advancing the group stage of the Qatar 2022 qualifiers with the 3-2 aggregate scoreline and accoridng to BBC Football, he's suffered severe backlash.

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"[It was] one of the worst days of my life," Bangura said. "I can't even go outside because I didn't expect this kind of hostility towards me.
 
"I did my job by stepping up as the captain to take the spot kick," he added. "I am really disappointed. But at the same time I wish to say sorry [and] beg for their forgiveness."
 
If Bangura found the net, Sierra Leone would have levelled the two-legged tie 3-3 and gone through to the next stage on away goals.

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