A roster of fifty players has started groundwork for the Under-17 Total Africa Cup of Nations zonal qualifying tournament in Dakar, Senegal.

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) says newly appointed Coach Tito Cole will be assisted by former International Francis Zappa Koroma and Jeffrey Kabia as goalkeeping coach.

Coach Cole’s lads are to face host Senegal and Guinea Bissau in Group A.

Sierra Leone first task is against Guinea Bissau on the 11th of September 2018 before the cracker with hosts Senegal two days later.

Meanwhile, the defending African champions Mali are in Group B alongside Liberia and Gambia.

Group C teams are Guinea, Mauritania and Cape Verde.

The tournament will be played from the 9-18 September 2018 at the Alassane Djigo Stadium in Pikine (Dakar) and the newly built Stade Ngalandou Diouf in Rufisque.

The winner of each group and best runner-up qualifying for the last four.

The finalists will represent the Zone at next year’s Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.

"The Sierra Leone Football Association, (SLFA) says newly appointed Coach Tito Cole will be assisted by former International Francis Zappa Koroma and Jeffrey Kabia as goalkeeping coach."

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