Sierra Leone have named a 24-man provisional squad nationwide for training ahead of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations to be played in Ghana next month.
The national home-based coach, Abu Bakarr Tostao Kamara will be hoping his side fare well against Nigeria, winners of the tournament in 2010 and runners-up in 2011.
The Local Stars will battle it out with Super Eagles of Nigeria on the 10th September in Takoradi, Ghana this year.
The winner of this contest will be in the tournament group stage.
In his first two international outings, Coach Tostao’s team were beaten 3-1 and eliminated 4-2 on aggregate by Senegal in Dakar at the Alassane Djigo Stadium in Pikine (outskirts of Dakar) last month, in the preliminary qualifiers of the African Nations Championship – CHAN.
The WAFU tournament, which features all 16 regional nations, also pitches defending champions Ghana against Gambia in their opening Zone A knockout match.
The Black Stars and Sierra Leone set to meet in the group stage if they advance past the first round, a rehearsal of the Cameron 2019 qualifiers next year.
The tournament will be staged in the cities of Sekondi-Takoradi and Cape Coast between the 9th and 24th of September.
Below are the list of players who have been invited into the squad as they begin preparations for next month’s tournament:
1. Isaac Caulker- FC Kallon 2. Prince Barrie- FC Kallon 3. Mohamed Fofanah- FC Kallon 4. Mohamed Rogers- East End Tigers 5. Unisa Koroma (Pepe)- East End Lions 6. Tamba Marrah (Paco)- East End Tigers 7. Kempson Fofanah- East End Lions 8. Abu Suma- FC Johansen 9. Yeami Dunia- FC Johansen 10. George Matta- FC Johansen 11. Morie Allie- Bo Rangers 12. Abu Diaby- Central Parade 13. Alfred Sakilla- Central Parade 14. Nathaniel Tongo Vulla- Ports Authority 15. Mohamed L. Bangura (Auwa)- Ports Authority 16. Donald Wellington- Ports Authority 17. Ibrahim Fatoma- Old Edwardians 18. Mohamed K. Sesay (Kofi)- Wusum Stars 19. Amadu Barrie (Pa Barrie)- Wusum Stars 20. Brima Jalloh- Wusum Stars 21. Mohamed Z. Bangura (Zidane)- Real Mark 22. David Kamara (Rooney)- Mighty Blackpool 23. Kabbah Tucker- Anti Drugs FC 24. Mohamed Kamara- Kenema
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