Partick Thistle defender Dumbuya rules himself out of Sierra Leone’s AFCON decider

Aug 20, 2016 | Players Abroad News | 0 comments

  • Partick Thistle defender Dumbuya (Pictured) rules himself out of Sierra Leone’s AFCON decider

The right back will not be in action when Sierra Leone visits Les Elephants in next month’s crucial Group I qualifier for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

The African champions will host Leone Stars, on September 3 at the historic Stadium Stade Bouaké now Stadium of Peace.

The Sierra Leone international today confirmed that he will not be available for selection.

“Still injured and I won’t be available for the upcoming game against Ivory Coast,” Dumbuya told footballsierraleone.net.

When asked about his return date, he said: “Not yet, I’ll find out when I meet with my doctor in a month or so.”

The former Portsmouth defender ruptured an Achilles’ tendon and successfully underwent operation June 15, 2016.

However, the severity of the injury means the 29-year-old defender already missing important matches in the 2016/2017 Scottish Premiership seasons.

Dumbuya last played for Sierra Leone against Chad in the 2018 World Cup preliminary double header.

Meanwhile, the Leone Stars must defeat Les Elephants if they are to reach the continental big stage next year.

Gabon, the 2012 co-hosts will host the 2017 tournament from 14 January – 5 February.

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