New faces included in Sierra Leone provisional squad

Sierra Leone Coach, John Keister has named a 35-man provisional squad for September’s African Nations Cup qualifier at the Hawassa Stadium in Ethiopia.

Coventry City striker Amadou Bakayoko, Queen Park Rangers defender Osman Kakay, and Bristol City young keeper Alhaji Sesay, are all set to receive their first international call-up by Sierra Leone.

Denmark based attacker Mustapha Bundu, who is trading his football with AGF Arhus has also been named on the list seen by this medium.

Khalifa Jabbie and Gibrilla Wobay get another chance to impress despite both have been without a club. However, both were part of Coach Keister’s side that defeated Kenya in Freetown in the opener of the qualifiers.

Wobay, 34, scored Leone Stars first goal in Freetown June 10, 2017, in a 2-1 win over Kenya.

Skipper Umaru Bangura boost for Sierra Leone. The Leone Stars captained has returned to action with his Zurich-based club.

He played for 40 minutes in their 6-0 away win over Concordia last Saturday.

The named squad is still dominated with some old faces.

The likes of MLS based striker Kei Kamara, Midfielder Mohamed Medo Kamara, Kazakstan-based midfield enforcer John Kamara, new Al-Jabalain midfielder Alfred Sankoh, Turkey-based defender David Simbo as well as Swedish-based striker Alhassan Crespo Kamara.

Sierra Leone will take on Ethiopia at the Hawassa Stadium September 9 in the race to Cameroon 2019.

Full listed squad.


Solomon Zombo Morris FC Rodeo France), (Alhaji Sesay Bristol City UK), (John Trye Scarborough SC Canada), (Mohamed N Kamara FC Johansen) and Unisa Koroma East End Lions.


Skipper Umaru Bangura FC Zurich, David Simbo Turkey, Hassan Milla Sesay FC Lathi Finland, Abu Suma unattached, Osman Kakay QRP UK, Alie Sesay Kissamikos Greece, Yeami Dunia, Kemson Fofanah B93 Danmark.


Mohamed Medo Kamara Kuwait SC, Alfred Sankoh Al Jabalain Saudi Arabia, Michael Lahoud USA FC Cincinnati, John Kamara FC Kaisar Kazakhstan, Khalifa Jabbie Unattached, Abdul Sesay TP47 Finland, Kwame Quee Vikingur Iceland, Julius Wobay Unattached, Nathaniel Tongovullah Port Authority, Ibrahim Conteh PSIS FC and George Davies FC Riga Latvia.


Kei Kamara Vancouver Whitecaps Canada, Alhassan Kamara BK Hacken, Alhaji Kamara FC Sheriff Moldova, Christian Moses Viborg FF Danmark, Mustapha Bundu AGF Arhus, Mohamed Buya Turay Sint Truiden Belgium, Sheka Fofanah Al-Nasr Oman and Abu Bakarr Kargbo Berliner AK Germany, Alimamy  Mohamed Bundu FC Kallon, Abdul Bangura unattached and Amadou Bakayoko Coventry City UK.

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  1. Reply Post By Alieu kamara

    All the best Leone stars

  2. Where you left abu kanu. You should try to make the young boys come up. Not those players that are abroad. Some of the they are sub in their clubs. Please promote the young ones that in town.

  3. Reply Post By Musa kargbo

    Goog luck to leone star, keep the fire burning

  4. Reply Post By Itz T.kake

    I will like to see my player mohamed buya turay on that because he has 2 goals to deliverd on that day

  5. You should have leave the unattached players instead. But be mind that those home based players are not good at all. thank God you only carry a small amount of them.

  6. please allow sheka Eto at the top for us

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