Squad start assembly today!
Veteran head coach Christian Cole today will start full time training sessions for Sierra Leone’s crucial 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa this weekend. (Photo: Medo)
The majority of his squad will arrive in Freetown today at the Lungi International airport from their various clubs in Europe including new faces named for this all important clash.
Sierra Express Media understands AIK Solna new signing Ibrahim ‘Tetteh’ Bangura and twin partner in their days with local club FC Kallon Mohamed ‘Pobosky’ Bangura are supposed to have landed today for this match, but with the recent tragic shock for Mohamed Bangura it is not yet known when he will join the rest of his team mates, while Stromsgodset midfielder Alfred Sankoh will arrive Tuesday.
Syrianka IF aggressive midfielder Samuel Barlay, nickname ‘Big Sam’’ as he is called among the ranks in the Syriac squad has set his eyes on this South Africa encounter which means he will miss the hammer Syriac away meeting with Carlstad United the same day Leone Stars will face South Africa. Barlay will arrive late at night today.
J-Sodra wing man will jet in on Thursday with BMI airlines this week after his side match against Ijunkile in the Superettan division south today and will leave immediately for Stockholm to board his flight to Ghana via Kenya airlines to Freetown.
Coach Cole will be expecting his new boys like Parma Sulamina Fullah Sesay, all rounded midfielder Partizan Belgrade, Mohamed Medo Kamara, and top goal scorer for his Swedish side Koping FF 22 year old midfield attacker Ibrahim Tetteh Bangura from Stromsgodset, to bring their club forms to the national team.
Meanwhile, sources close to the Sierra Express Media reiterated that the Sierra Leone Football Association will support Bangura and his family in this tragic time and the national team will wear black armbands in support of their team mate when they face South Africa this Sunday.
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