By John Essien
Ivory Coast goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare has lost his father just hours after his blunder against Sierra Leone at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Badra Ali Sangare and his teammates were minutes away from getting a win against Sierra Leone but a last-gasp howler from the goalkeeper who also got injured handed Alhaji Kamara the equalizer in match that ended 2-2.
Sebastien Haller scored the first goal for Ivory Coast in the first half, but Sierra Leone restored parity early in the second half through Musa Kamara.
Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe restored the lead for Ivory Coast in the 65th minute before Alhaji Kamara benefited from Sangare’s error to score an equalizer at the death.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed that goalkeeper Badra Sangare was informed about the demise of his father on Monday morning, January 17.
“Our hearts go out to #TeamCotedIvoire goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangaré who lost his father earlier today.
”Stay strong,” CAF tweeted.
After two games played so far in the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Group E, Ivory Coast are topping the table with 4 points winning one match and other ended in draw.