Sierra Leone Legends Pay tribute to fallen hero Alphajoh Bah

Tributes have continued to pour across the world amongst Sierra Leoneans for former Sierra Leone striker and Legend Alphajoh ‘Gazza’ Bah who reportedly died in a gruesome road accident along the Goderich Road in Freetown on Wednesday.

The Sierra Leone football fraternity has been thrown into mourning following the sudden death of another Leone Stars hero.

His former teammates, Paul Augustine Kpaka, Mohamed Kallon, and Ibrahim Obreh Kargbo were among those saddened by his passing after it was confirmed last night.

This is so sad another brother is gone.

“Rest in Peace Mamadu Alphajoh Bah aka Gazza,” Paul Kpaka posted on his official facebook page as he pays tribute to his former teammate and eulogised the departed Brother.

“A Fantastic footballer, a great teammate, hard working, brutally honest, and always funny but above all God fearing. Your passion for football was infectious. I genuinely admired your courage to speak the truth even when it meant you made other people very uncomfortable. You were a man of principle. A born fighter as you’ll always say.

“I remember you carrying your pocket size Holy Quran always with you praying diligently before every flight especially when travelling to play away games. You always emphasised life was too short. How prophetic that looks now in your own words?

“You wore your Islamic religion proudly on your chest. And your belief in Allah Almighty kept some of us safe and comforted when in your company. You don’t deserve such an untimely death. And the manner of your loss is deeply depressing.

Allah knows best. Your fear of the Almighty on earth will keep you safe forever and ever.

Take you rest son. Until we meet again. Inshallah!!!

Former Leone Stars skipper and Inter Milan striker Mohamed Kallon who scored the winning goal for Sierra Leone in a 2-1 over Burkina Faso during the 1996 Nations Cup in South Africa also expressed his sadness about the untimely loss.

“OMG, I can’t stop crying. Wow, it’s unbelievable we spoke one hour before the incident. May Allah grant him ALJANAH.

“RIP BRO. ALPHAJOR BAH (GAZZA).”

Another Leone Stars legend Ibrahim Obreh Kargbo, also wrote: “It’s a shock to say that my brother is gone, it is like a dream. You’re gone but you’ll always have a special place in my heart.

“We love you but Allah loves you more. We used to talk every single day and believe in me he will always say “brother I’ll call you back let me go and pray “. He was a good brother and a family man.

“Rest in peace brother until we meet again.”

Soccer pundit and founder of this medium, Alie Ahmed Bittar, also wrote: “I can’t believe it. Gazza is such a nice person, I am in shock, our brother is gone.

“May His Soul Forever Rest In Peace. We Will Miss You, Brother.”

Bah, 39, made 35 appearances for Leone Stars and his previous clubs include Halmstads BK in Sweden, KSC Lokeren in Belgium, Chunnam Dragons in South Korea, Xiamen Lanshi and Zhejiang Lücheng in China, Al-Qadisiya in Saudi Arabia, and Perlis FA in Malaysia.

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15 Comments

  1. may his soul rest in peace

  2. Reply Post By Philip kanu

    May his soul rest in perfect peace ameen, May God confort his family Ameen

  3. Reply Post By Rosemarie

    Rest in peace Alphajor! May God bless you!

    In his early years we were neighbors in Gingerhall. He glued himself at the hip of my older brother BERNARD Fallah, just to be able to play football.

    His Fullah parents especially his dad who was furious, because his son was hanging out at the football fields for the whole day, instead of being at the shop!

    Islam, his mum Nenneh, kids and football were the most important things in his life.

    His mum Nenneh was the central pillar of this young man’s life!

    Indeed praying his five daily prayers and living by the teachings of prophet Mohamed.

    His love for his favourite football team Barcelona was phenomenal! He is the best and most loyal fan in the world!

    He loved his children. A proud and loving dad to his two boys!
    I remember me calling him once to inform him of my upcoming trip to Freetown. I asked him what he would like me to get him from London.
    He said baby milk for his baby! ” Da pekin dae eat mi Rose”
    What a selfless father! ??????

    Kotor was such a gentleman. Literally a wonderful and beautiful human being.

    With all his success, he was kind and very humble to everyone. He had his insecurities that made him so human and he loved life..

    Because of his faith, he said he was always prepared for death at anytime. Therefore, in the event of his death, people should not shed tears for him, but pray for forgiveness on his behalf.

    So with that poignant thought in mind, on hearing this sad news, I wish to respect and honour his wishes.

    We pray for his gentle soul and his family left behind! With the kind of faith Kortor had, as a friend and sister, I am not worried about his journey! May God make it easy for for him.

    Sleep gently and rest in peace brother, till we meet again!

    1. Ameen Ya Allah ….Thank you for sharing your story, Alphajor was like a big brother to me. I can’t believe he is gone!!!

  4. Reply Post By Eleanor Buckle

    May his soul rest in peace ????????

  5. It a soo sadnews rip bro until we meet again may allah grant you heaven.

  6. Reply Post By Josephine

    May his soul rest in perfect peace.may your memories still remains .GAZA

  7. Reply Post By Aminata Bah

    May his soul rest in peace, and may Allah expand your grave as you wished inshallah.

  8. Reply Post By hawa sheriff

    what an awful way to pass away. poor guy!! he was a great player. rest in peace Alphajor Bah

  9. may God grant macy, may his soul rest in Peace

  10. may the lord grant this great man of our country heaven

  11. Alphajor,we Love you but God love you best take your rest till we meet again. May God Almighty forgive and grant you heaven.

  12. Reply Post By Alpha Umar Jalloh

    Still fresh in my mind discussing in the dressing room with Alphajor in 2002 National Stadium,when he remembered about his gold chain,we search everywhere but at last he said let’s go it’s. VANITY,laughing, in less than 15 minutes someone called I’ve retrieved yur chain.”I Told you its VANITY”Brother may your soul rest in perfect Peace, Ameeeena.

  13. Reply Post By Amadou bah ( kelbo)

    May his soul rest in peace you will be in my heart at the end of my life nothing to add over what rose Mary said before
    My father teach him the holy Quran at ginger hall may There soul RIP amen (kelbo) zoff

  14. R.I.P.
    / Halmstad Sweden.

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