Kallon brothers lead coaching staff for Buffles of Benin trip

by | Sep 8, 2022 | African News, Football Africa, Sport News | 0 comments

Sierra Leone’s Kallon brothers Musa, Mohamed, and Kemokai (in the photo) have all been named in the technical line-up for their club’s first inter-club outing in Benin since 2012.

The youngest of the three, Mohamed_Kallon3, a Uefa Pro Licence holder, is expected in the dugout when his club FC Kallon named after him, battles Les Buffles du Borgou at the Stade de l’Amitie in Cotonou, Benin on Friday.

They are well known around the football fraternity circle as all three were in the same squad for Sierra Leone during the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over Niger.

Elder brother Musa Kallon after retiring as a player led Sierra Leone U-17 side to the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland. He guided his U17 side to a second-place finish in the 2003 African U-17 Championship.

Kemoikai Kallon, who made over 50 appearances for Sierra Leone, was part of the 1994 African Nations Cup in Tunisia and the 1996 African Nations Cup in South Africa

FC Kallon is no stranger to the continental stage – In 2007, fifteen years ago, FC Kallon eliminated Nigerian side Ocean Boys 1-0 on aggregate in the African Champions League preliminary after both sides played to a goalless draw in Nigeria.

The Cavaliers were eliminated by Ivorian Champions Asec Mimosa 3-1, who won both matches to progress.

In the 2012 CAF Confederation Cup, FC Kallon eliminated Cameroon’s Union Sportive de Douala in the preliminary but faced stiff competition against Nigerian Warri Wolves. The Nigerian side won 2-0 on aggregate after a goalless first leg in the first round qualifiers.

A new good test for former Sierra Leone skipper Mohamed Kallon at the Stade de l’Amitie in Cotonou, Benin as Les Bufflesdu Borgou  host Kallon in their interclub first leg preliminary.

Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Liberia to host the return fixtures on the 17th and the aggregate winner will face 

During the club’s last outing on the continental stage, the owner/ striker even netted a free-kick to help his side defeat Union de Douala of Cameroon 2-0 in Freetown to advance 2-1 on aggregate to the round of 32.

FC Kallon listed contingent 

Goalkeepers 1. Isaac Caulker 2. Augustine Mansaray 3. Christopher Sandy 

Defenders 4. Ibrahim Mansaray 5. Sahr N. Musa 6. David Janneh 7. Paul Kargbo 8. Zack Scott 9. Nathaniel Jalloh 10. Donald T. Turay Midfielders 11. Saidu Fofanah 12. Mahmoud Fofanah 13. Mohamed G. Sesay 14. Dauda Kargbo 15. Kwame Nketiah 16. Alpha Turay 17. Momoh L. Dumbuya 18. Daniel Karim 19. Unisa Dumbuya 20. Hassan M. Koroma 21. Philip A. Conteh 22. James Fellie. 

Attackers 23. Baimba Sesay 24. Alie Conteh 25. Sallieu Tarawallie 

OFFICIALS 1. Mohamed Kallon 2. Charlie Wright 3. Musa Kallon 4. Tunde Scott 5. Nabieu B. Kamara 6. Kemokai Kallon 7. Eustace Momoh 8. Chernor Cidi Bah. 

Clubs that received a bye to Second Preliminary Round 

El Nasr (Libya), Club Africain (Tunisia), DC Motema Pembe (DR Congo), USM Alger (Algeria), Zesco United (Zambia), Accra Hearts of OAK (Ghana), GD Sagrada Esperança (Angola), JS Saoura (Algeria), Azam FC (Tanzania), Marumo Gallants (South Africa), Pyramids FC (Egypt), Renaissance Sportive de Berkane (Morocco), Club S. M. Diables Noirs (Congo), CS Sfaxien (Tunisia). 

CAF has said following the withdrawal of Botswana’s Security Systems, FC St Eloi Lupopo (DR Congo) is qualified for the next round.

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