Debutants: Williams, Kargbo, Wright in S/Leone squad for Mauritania test

by | Sep 28, 2020 | International, National Sport News Sierra Leone, Sport News | 0 comments

  • Head coach John Keister has named three new players in his squad for Sierra Leone’s next month’s friendly test against Mauritania in Nouakchott on October 9th.
  • A total of 13 foreign-based has been summoned for the groundwork that will serve as a warm-up for November’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria.
  • Mauritania no more push-overs in African football after they qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history.

LA Galaxy II in-form striker Augustine Williams and Augustus Kargbo forward have received their first national call-up.

Williams, 23, who is in the race for USL Championship golden boot this season, has registered nine goals in 13 appearances this campaign surpassing his seven goals last season.

Kargbo, 21, who made his Serie A debut with FC Crotone in a 4-1 defeat against Genoa last weekend and was an unused substitute in 2-0 defeat to AC Milan on Sunday 27 September, scored the winner in Reggio Audace’s promotion to Serie B.

Finland-based midfielders Mohamed Medo Kamara and Rodney Strasser have been recalled to a national assignment.

Right-back Osman Kakay, who recently signed a new four-year deal with English Championship side Queens Park Rangers until 2024 named.

Former Chelsea academy graduate, Orebro SK left-back Kevin Wright, is expected to represent Sierra Leone for the first time if accepted the invitation.

The 24-year-old has played in 19 matches for the in Swedish Allsvenskan this season and was part of Orebro Saturday’s 2-1 win over Sirius.

20-year-old Alhassan Koroma, who was part of the Sierra Leone side against Iran in a friendly in Tehran on March 17, 2018, and was part of the Sierra Leone U20 side during the WAFU tournament in Liberia, has also been included.

Koroma, trading with Real Balompédica a Spanish third-tier has been pivotal since joining the club in July 2019.

Leone Stars’ last match was a 1-0 defeat to the Squirrels of Benin in Matchday two of the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers in November 2019.

Foreign-based players listed


Skipper Umaru Bangura FC Zurich, Alie Sesay FC Zire Azerbaijan, Kevin Wright Orebro SK Sweden, Osman Kakay Queen Park Rangers England.


John Kamara Keshla FK Azerbaijan, Mohamed Medo Kamara FC Haka Finland and Rodney Strasser TPS Finland.


Mohamed Buya Turay Hebei China Fortune, Alhassan Koroma Real Balompédica, Alhaji Kamara Randers Denmark and Kwame Quee, Víkingur Reykjavík Iceland.

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