Sierra Leone held Group G leader South Africa to a 0-0 draw in their African Cup of Nations qualifying match on Sunday.
Without injured midfield star Steven Pienaar, South Africa failed to break through against the Leone Stars—who beat Bafana Bafana in the teams’ last meeting in Freetown two years ago.
The draw sees South Africa maintain top spot in Group G with four points, one point ahead of Niger which shocked African champion Egypt 1-0 earlier Sunday.
Sierra Leone is third with two points from two draws, while Egypt slumps to last place in the group after a draw and a loss in its opening two qualifying matches for the 2012 African Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. - Sapa-AP.