Leone Stars captain Bangura receives Presidential gong

by | Jun 14, 2017 | Players Abroad News | 0 comments

Sierra Leone national team skipper Umaru ‘Zangalay’ Bangura, on Wednesday at State House in Freetown, received his Presidential Gold Medal Award as Member of the Order of the Rokel (MOR) from His Excellency of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma.

The FC Zurich defender, alongside the Chairman of Central One Football Association (COFA), Sama Sesay, veteran sports journalist Zuhair Kudsy and Sierra Leone’s beach volleyball director, Coach Sorie Kamara, were all nominated for the Presidential Award, but the combative defender was unable to pick-up his due to club assignment in Switzerland.

For the Leone Stars skipper, there was no way better to have received such an award from the country’s president just days after he watched the national team secure a 2-1 win over Kenya at the Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown.

Bangura, who scored Sierra Leone’s second goal as Leone Stars bagged all three points in their opening clash of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, said; “It was an absolute a good feeling for me, especially so when the memories of Saturday’s match is still fresh in our minds.”

In August 2016, Bangura signed a three-year contract with the Swiss second-tier side FC Zürich. He has been a pivotal figure in FC Zurich’s automatic promotion to the Swiss top flight.

Bangura scored his first and only league goal in Zurich’s 5-0 thumping of Wohlen at the Niedermatten Stadium on Sunday, 2 October 2016.

By Sahr Morris Jr. Follow the Writer @morrisjr88

Related Articles

Mustapha Bundu ends Andorra’s goal drought

Mustapha Bundu ends Andorra’s goal drought

Sierra Leone International Mustapha Bundu scored his first two goals for Spanish side FC Andorra in their 4-0 triumph over CD Lugo on Sunday. Bundu, 25, on loan from Belgium club Anderlecht, has ended his goal drought with two goals in the 69th and 74th minutes as...

read more
Cambuur defender Alex Bangura extends contract to 2024

Cambuur defender Alex Bangura extends contract to 2024

Sierra Leone defender Alex Bangura has extended his Cambuur contract until 2024. "The option in the contract of the 23-year-old left-back has been lifted. Bangura is under contract with SC Cambuur until the summer of 2024," the club said in their statement. Bangura,...

read more
Attacker Idris Kanu takes his season tally to 5 goals

Attacker Idris Kanu takes his season tally to 5 goals

Attacker Idris Kanu recorded his fifth of the season in Barnet's 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Saturday. Sierra Leone International is enjoying a positive start to the season at Barnet. The frontman opened the scoring in the 57th minute before Harry...

read more

Sierra Leone League Table 2020/21

PosClubPWLPts
13425678
23417662
334141052
434131050
534131149

FSL Media archives

FSL Media on Twitter

Nigeria 🆚 Sierra Leone | Highlights - #TotalEnergiesAFCONQ2023 - MD1 Group A