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Sierra Leone Sports: Isha & Chris inform FIFa they have stepped aside   

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

One of the Public Relations Officers of the Ministry of Sports Festus Lahai has said that the meeting at State House was a success. He stated that after the meeting, which was chaired by the Chief Minister, both Isha and Chris were instructed to inform FIFA through a letter that they have stepped aside. He[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: It is time for Africa –  Idrissa Massaquoi

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

The President of Sierra Leone Judo Association Idrissa Massaquoi has said that for Africa to host the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games 2022 (YOG) in Dakar is a big win especially for West Africa Countries. This he said will give more countries in West Africa to take more athletes to game that[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Cricket goes to Kono 

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Cricket goes to Kono 

Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) executive said they want to make sure that the game is played in every part of the country. According to the Chief Executive Officer, Francis Samura, taking the game to the Eastern region is a laudable venture as they want the game to be played everywhere in the country. That is[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: FIFA says suspension stands

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

FIFA have rebuffed the Sierra Leone Football Association’s request to lift the suspension of the Football Association ahead of an international match with Ghana. Following a meeting on Monday, 8 October 2018, Sierra Leone FA petitioned FIFA to lift the suspension that will allow its national team to honour their Afcon qualifier against the Black Stars[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: FIFA ban leads to cancellation of Sierra Leone’s match against Ghana

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Sierra Leone’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi will not go ahead on Thursday after the country’s football association failed to get a FIFA suspension lifted. Sierra Leone authorities, who had petitioned FIFA to get the ban lifted, did not meet a Tuesday deadline to reinstate ousted football association president Isha Johansen, who is[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: FIFA suspends Sierra Leone FA

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: FIFA suspends Sierra Leone FA

FIFA has suspended Sierra Leone “with immediate effect” due to government interference in the running of the country’s football association. The ban comes after the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) barred SLFA President Isha Johansen and General Secretary Christopher Kamara from the SLFA offices. “The suspension will be lifted once the SLFA and its recognised leadership have confirmed to[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Sierra Leone foreign-based player gives Charlton Athletic a win

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Sierra Leone foreign-based player gives Charlton Athletic a win

Sierra Leone’s foreign-based player, Amadou Bakayoko, scored his second goal to help a late Coventry City turnaround at the Valley in a Sky Bet League One match on Saturday. Lyle Taylor’s penalty had the home side ahead at the interval, but a brace from substitute Amadou Bakayoko was all that matters to see the visitors returning[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: I want to improve on my time – Joshua Wyse

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: I want to improve on my time – Joshua Wyse

The only swimmer to represent the country in the youth games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Joshua Wyse, said he wants to improve his time. He made this statement after his first training session over the weekend. Wyse is realistic in his chances of winning a medal but is looking at the experience as a way[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: COFA replay final at the Siaka Stevens Stadium

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: COFA replay final at the Siaka Stevens Stadium

The Chair of the Central One Football Association (COFA) Sammah Sesay, said the replay of the Super Community final between Shell Community and Fourah Bay community will be played at the Siaka Stevens Stadium on the 21 October 2018. He said they can play the match at the Stadium because the Minister of Sports and Director[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: Salone Captain returns to squad against Ghana

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: Salone Captain returns to squad against Ghana

Sierra Leone National team head coach, John Kesiter, has included FC Zurich defender Umaru Bangura and he said he will be available to lead Sierra Leone against Ghana for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier doubleheader this month. He stated that he missed Leone Stars defeat in Ethiopia due to injury. He has played three[…]