Sierra Leone’s newly appointed Sierra Leone head coach John Keister has named his first squad since replacing Sellas Tetteh this month.
The former Margate FC midfielder will start his first spell as Leone Stars head coach with a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Harambee Stars of Kenya in Freetown on 10 June.
AFC Eskilstuna’s striker Mohamed Buya Turay, who continues to garner international acclaim received first Sierra Leone call-up in Keister’s 19-man foreign-based selection.
The pacy attacker was impressive last season in the Swedish second-tier with AFC scoring 10 goals in Superettan division and was the club’s top scorer helping them to promotion to the Swedish top-flight. He has scored three Allsvenskan goals this season in eight appearances.
The Manchester-born also included Richmond Kickers striker on loan from DC United Alhaji Kamara, BK Hacken top goal scorer in the photo with Buya Turay, Alhassan ‘Crespo’ Kamara on the list.
Miami FC anchorman and skipper Michael Lahoud, who was part of the Leone Stars campaign during the 2015 Afcon qualifiers are also recalled by Keister.
Lahoud made his Leone Stars debut in a 3-2 victory for Sierra Leone over Equatorial Guinea in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification in August 2013.
Kwame Quee, who in recent matches has been regular, also included for the first time as a foreign-based from Iceland top-tier side Víkingur Ólafsvík.
Sierra Leone Squad Below:
Keepers: Solomon Z. Morris- France- GK 2. Alhaji Dauda Kamara- Guinea- GK
Defenders: Mustapha Dumbuya- Partick Thistle Scotland), Hassan Milla Sesay- FC Lahti Finland), Captain -Umaru Bangura- FC Zurich Switzerland), David Simbo- Yeni Amasyaspor Turkey),
Midfielders: (Micheal Lahoud – Miami FC USA), (Mohamed M. Kamara- Kuwait SC Kuwait), (Alfred Z. Sankoh- Denizlispor K Turkey ), (Julius G. Wobay-Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia), (John B. Kamara- FC Kaisar Kazakhstan), (Kalifa Jabbie- FC Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova), (George Davies- on loan Floridsorfer AC Austria), (Abdul Sesay JS Hercules Finland), (Kwame Quee- Víkingur Ólafsvík Iceland ).
Strikers: (Kei Kamara- New England Revolution USA), (Alhassan Kamara – BK Hacken Sweden), (Alhaji Kamara DC United USA on to Richard Kickers), (Mohamed Buya Turay- AFC Eskilstuna Sweden)
Head Coach John Keister:
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