Team captain of the Sierra Leone national team Umaru Bangura has been attacked by angry fans for failing to convert a penalty in their 2022 World Cup Qualifier match.

The Sierra Leone national team fans have vandalised Umaru’s house after he missed a decisive, stoppage-time, penalty.

In front of a huge crowd in Freetown on Sunday, team captain Umaru Bangura failed to convert the penalty that would have put Sierra Leone through to the group stages of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The team that went through under the new coach is Liberia. Five places have been reserved for Africa at the tournament in Qatar.

After the game, fans reportedly smashed the windows and doors of Mr Bangura’s home in Freetown.

According to reports from a reliable source, Red Cross staff also came under attack after they were accused of shielding Mr Bangura from the fans.

Four Red Cross volunteers were injured in the unrest and people threw stones at their ambulances, which were later pictured with smashed windows.

Source: BBC