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Sierra Leone Sports: Salone Cricket U-19 team loses to Nigeria in the final

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Salone Cricket U-19 team loses to Nigeria in the final

The Sierra Leone U-19 cricket team lost to Nigeria in the final of the ICC Africa division 2 qualifiers played on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The team manager, Daniel Koroma, said Sierra Leone won the toss and elected to bowl. Nigeria scored 242 all out in 50 Overs. When Sierra Leone took the crease they[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Coach John Keister cuts team to 23 players

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Coach John Keister cuts team to 23 players

Leone Stars head coach, John Keister, has cut down the list of players to 23 out of the 35 players that originally started training camp some days ago. He revealed that those who are selected are the best for now. When asked about the home-based players, he said they are progressive because of the development[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: U-17 boys undergo “age verification” tests

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: U-17 boys undergo “age verification” tests

The nine players who are part of the U-17 training sessions have undergone “age-verification” using the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Test yesterday, Monday 27 August at the EcoMed Advanced Medical Diagnostic Hospital in Freetown. It could be recalled that 26 players, in separate batches of 10, 12 and four respectively had undergone their test last week.[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Today: U-19 male cricket team to play Nigeria in final

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Today: U-19 male cricket team to play Nigeria in final

The Chief Executive Officer of the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA), Francis Samura, has disclosed that Sierra Leone will play Nigeria in today’s grand final after defeating Mozambique by 72 runs in the semi-final. In the other semi-final Nigeria defeated Tanzania, and Mozambique will clash with Tanzania for 3rd and 4th places. According to Daniel[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Women’s cricket team runners-up in Botswana

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Women’s cricket team runners-up in Botswana

The Sierra Leone national women’s cricket team won four out of five matches in the BCA women’s cricket international T20 tournament in Botswana and finished runners-up to Namibia who emerged as champions. The head coach, Sarah Johnson, said that Ann Marie Kamara won the best bats woman of the tournament having scored the highest runs.[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Wrestler Jalloh makes Salone history with a bronze medal

Monday, August 27th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Wrestler Jalloh makes Salone history with a bronze medal

Massah Jalloh was the only athlete from Sierra Leone to win a Bronze medal in the Youth African Games held in Algeria, last month. Jalloh expressed her happiness at winning a Bronze medal for Sierra Leone and her Association for the first time in an International Competition. “I won the medal because of hard work[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: I am looking forward to my first international exposure – Veronica Yendeh

Monday, August 27th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: I am looking forward to my first international exposure – Veronica Yendeh

One of the athletes, Veronica Yendeh, identified through FINA Olympic Assistance Support Project (OASP) by the association said she is looking forward to her first international exposure. Veronica who has just spent two months in the association is focused to become the best female swimmers in the country and try break the National record set[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Salone U-19 boys cricket team lead group A

Monday, August 27th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Salone U-19 boys cricket team lead group A

Francis Samura the Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Leone Cricket Association said Sierra Leone qualified for the Semifinals as group A leaders in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Africa Division 2 qualifier 2018 in Potchefstroom, South Africa with four wins out of four matches. In the final group A match on Saturday against Swaziland[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation organizes first athletics meet

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Morlai Kargbo said the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) Sierra Leone, has recently successfully organized its first Islamic Athletics sports meet at the Brima Attouga Mini Stadium, Freetown. An Islamic sports gathering which attracts different areas, from Waterloo to Goderich, was well attended by Muslims across the Western Area. According to the President of the[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Football is a game of great passion and emotions – Dr. Dupunie

Monday, August 27th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Football is a game of great passion and emotions – Dr. Dupunie

The former Ports Authority Football Club coach, Chukwu Dupunie, said football is a game of great passion and emotions and must be allowed to be expressed freely, while referencing some poor refereeing decisions, which sometimes influences the outcome of matches. He made this statement when he visited the Chief organizer of Freetown Sports Promoters, Saifu[…]