SC Cambuur Alex Bangura has confirmed that he will be out for up to six weeks with an ankle injury he sustained during a training session on Thursday.

Sierra Leone will face Three-time African champions Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome or Mauritius in the Group A race to Ivory Coast 2023.

The left-back will miss Sierra Leone’s opening 2023 African Cup of Nation qualifying matches against Nigeria and Guinea Bissau.

Bangura, 22, who made his Sierra Leone debut against Togo at the Mardan Stadium on the 29th of March during the Leone Stars training camp in Turkey, could also miss the remainder of the Dutch season. 

“Unfortunately, I will not be available for the first two Sierra Leone qualifying games because I have fractured my right ankle. I am now on crutches for a few days,” Alex Bangura told FSL News.

The first two qualifiers will kick start between May 30th to June 14th 2022, ahead of the kickoff of the tournament proper in Cote d’Ivoire.

Connect with us, @football_sierra, on Facebook/ Instagram, Football Sierra Leone, the writer Alie Bittar on Twitter @bittar32, Email: bittar@footballsierraleone.net.

Related Articles

Issa Kallon confirms withdrawal from Sierra Leone squad

Issa Kallon confirms withdrawal from Sierra Leone squad

Cambuur winger Issa Kallon has confirmed his withdrawal from the Sierra Leone African Cup of Nations squad for matches against Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau next month. Issa, 26, was initially on the list of players that were supposed to be announced by the Lene Stars...

read more
Defender David Simbo set for AFC Cup debut with Gokulam Kerala

Defender David Simbo set for AFC Cup debut with Gokulam Kerala

Sierra Leone defender David Osman is set to make his AFC Cup debut with India side Gokulam Kerala against ATK Mohun Bagan at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium (Kolkata) on Wednesday. Simbo, who joined the club in February, has been named on Kerala's side...

read more