Sierra Leone Under 17 team Sierra Stars, has arrived in Senegal’s capital, Dakar for the 2018 West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone A football qualifiers.
A 29-man delegation headed by Ali Badara Tarawallie departed Freetown this afternoon via Mauritania airlines.
For the first time since 2012 Sierra Leone U17 team are expected to take part in the qualifiers after a mandatory scheduled MRI test on Saturday.
The team will have its Mandatory MRI test at the IMODSEN medical centre in Dakar between 9 am and 1400 hrs.
Newly appointed Coach Tito Cole first task is against Guinea Bissau on the 11th of September 2018 before the cracker with hosts Senegal two days later.
Meanwhile, the defending African champions Mali are in Group B alongside Liberia and Gambia.
Group C teams are Guinea, Mauritania and Cape Verde.
The tournament will be played from the 9-18 September 2018 at the Alassane Djigo Stadium in Pikine (Dakar) and the newly built Stade Ngalandou Diouf in Rufisque.
The winner of each group and best runner-up qualifying for the last four.
The finalists will represent the Zone at next year’s Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.
Coach Tito Cole’s Full Squad below.
Habid Kamara, Inbrahim Bangura, Donald Kamara, Mucarr Rahim, Derosime Ibrahim, Thomsa Sesay, Sankoh Ajay Moses, Mohammadu Lamin, Lamin M Kabba, Tolo Osman Bangura, Jonathan Buck, Patrick Bangura, Chernor M Jalloh, Alimamy Kamara, Masilika Yusif Conteh, Abubakarr Kanneh, Idrissa P. Conteh, Hassan Kamar, Sheku Sesay and Daniel K Komeh.
OFFICIALS: ALIE BADARA TARAWALIE – HEAD OF DELEGATION
ELMA KAMARA – SECRETARIAT STAFF, TITO COLE – HEAD COACH, FRANCIS ZAPPA KOROMA – ASST. Coach, JEFFERY KABIA – Goal Keeping Coach, JOSEPH PANI TOBY – Welfare Officer, BENJAMIN ASHLEY – Masseur
MARY S. THOMSON – Team Doctor and STOM KOROMA – MEDIA ATTACH.
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