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Sierra Leone Sports: Leone Stars in limbo

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

People of Sierra Leone especially football fans are still waiting and want to know the venue for Sierra Leone’s national team, Leone Stars matches to be played or whether Leone Stars will chose to back off. To decide on this, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) made up of officials from the Ministry of Sports, National[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Ebola deters Judo athletes from Ivory Coast competition

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country has seriously affected all facets of society, not excluding Judo. With this negative development, the Sierra Leone Judo Association has been stopped from participating in the fourth (4th) edition of the International Tournament of the Integration of West African Judo championship to be held in Ivory[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Bell-Baggie suffer hamstring problem

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

One of the Sierra Leone players, Bell-Baggie  selected by Leone Stars head coach Johnny McKinstry for the Elephants of Ivory coast match next month, in the African Cup of Nation’s group stage, is now suffering from  hamstring injury. According to the information reaching Awoko, the 22-year-old   winger will be out for two weeks with hamstring[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Judo fighter Bangura wins Gold

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Judo fighter, Alfred Bangura who represented Sierra Leone in the African Championship in Morocco has won a Gold Medal in the 66kg category in the just-concluded championship. Alfred Bangura who has only spent five months practising Judo told Awoko sports in an exclusive interview, that he feels “good” and expressed hope of bringing home more[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Health staff at Youth games lookout for Ebola virus

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Citing feasible plans and disease control precautions, the Jiangsu provincial epidemic prevention agency is urging the public not to worry about the Ebola virus during the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. The latest WHO updates put the total cases at more than 1,600, including more than 880 deaths, in four countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Salone athletes may be invited by IOC to Nanjing

Monday, August 18th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Salone athletes may be invited by IOC to Nanjing

Sierra Leone’s athletes who could not participate in this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Nanjing may likely visit the Chinese city on invitation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This indication has come from a press release from the IOC. It states that the athletes may in the near future be invited by the IOC[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: As GFA rejects Sierra Leone request…Sierra Leone’s search for venue continues

Monday, August 18th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: As GFA rejects Sierra Leone request…Sierra Leone’s search for venue continues

A request from the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) to play in Accra has been rejected by Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hannah Tetteh. Sierra Leone is once again looking for a venue for their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against DR Congo on 10 September. The SLFA has been forced to move the tie[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Sierra Leone Ranks 7th in Africa

Friday, August 15th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports:  Sierra Leone Ranks 7th in Africa

A major boost for Sierra Leone in this month   FIFA’s Coca-cola ranking is the moving 14th places up making the World’s top 50 teams and 7th in Africa. Sierra Leone dropped to 64th with 649 points and was also out of Africa’s top ten countries in last month’s July ranking table. However, this is the[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Sports Ministry & FA to meet at State House-PRO

Friday, August 15th, 2014

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Sports, Benjamin Pratt in a press release issue recently issued, “whenever there is a forthcoming match involving the National Team of Sierra Leone-The Leone Stars, a Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is usually set up which is made up of officials of the Ministry of Sports,[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: 3 Cycling officials to attend conference in Spain

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Three officials of the Cycling Association will attend the 183rd Conference of the Union of Cyclists International (UCI) at the Teatro Bergidumin Ponferrada,  Spain slated for 26th September 2014. According to the letter of invitation from the UCI President Brian Cookson, “Article 32 of the constitution of the UCI, your federation may designate a maximum[...]