Dumbuya out: I’m disappointed but wish the team luck

Sierra Leone and Partick Thistle Right-back, Mustapha Dumbuya is “immensely disappointed” when confirming he will not be part of the Sierra Leone side that will play against the Harambee Stars of Kenya June 10 in Freetown.

Dumbuya was one of the 19 foreign-based selected by coach John Keister as the Leone Stars technician bid to start his first spell with a win at home in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opening qualifier.

Although Dumbuya, 29, did not want to explain his personal situation, however, he has confirmed that he will not be available citing personal problems.

“I didn’t just want to cancel the game out, yes I have personal problems at the moment and I’m immensely disappointed,” he said.

“It was important for me to try and make this game, but as I said problem arise that I have no control over and it’s sad I won’t be able to help the boys.

“But, I wish the team luck and hopefully I’ll be available for the next game, a disappointing Dumbuya confirmed to footballsierraleone.net

“It was important for me to make sure I really couldn’t make it first before anything was said.” He explained.

The former Portsmouth defender won his first cap on 14 October against Tunisia in a goalless draw of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in 2012.

Dumbuya this season made eight appearances for Scottish top flight side The Jags since rupturing his Achilles tendon last summer.

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One Comments

  1. Reply Post By Maada Moinina Massaquoi

    It is a big blow for the team but I wish the Leone Stars Luck.

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