Augustine Williams was pleased with 50th goal milestone

Augustine Williams was pleased with 50th goal milestone

Augustine Williams, 25, is certainly the man of the moment at Charleston Battery.

New York RB II suffered a 3-1 defeat to the Charleston Battery on Friday, August 12, at MSU Soccer Park.

The Sierra Leone International scored his 50th USL Championship goal in the 32nd minute, helping his Battery’s side to an excellent away victory.

Charleston struck first in the 32nd minute as Augustine Williams converted a penalty kick. They doubled their advantage five minutes after, as Aidan Apodaca collected a loose ball following a long pass from Robbie Crawford and sent a shot into the back of the net.

“I’m thankful to be able to reach this milestone, but I wasn’t able to do it by myself. I want to thank all my amazing teammates and coaches who have helped me to be where I am today,” a delighted Williams told FootballSieraLeone.Net.

Williams, who registered his 13th Charleston Battery goal of the season, reaffirmed that this is just the beginning.

“It’s just the beginning – a renewed confidence has fueled me to want to keep going. I am going to continue to keep my head forward and make sure I keep going higher and higher. Making sure that I accomplish more of the things that I need to be accomplished and scoring more goals to reach more of my goals.”

Battery Head Coach Conor Casey expected his side to build upon the momentum of the result when they head west to face LA Galaxy II on August 20 before returning home on August 27 against Detroit City FC.

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The Liberia Football Association, LFA, have accepted a request from Sierra Leone Football Association to use the newly renovated Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville for upcoming international matches.

Head Coach Francis Zappa Koroma’s side progressed 3-2 on aggregate to face Mali in the final qualifying round on 27 July 2022 despite a 2-1 defeat to Cape Verde in the African Nations Championship second leg qualifier at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morocco.

Sierra Leone’s next task is Mali in a second-round first-leg African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier at the SKD from 26-28 August, with the second leg coming up between September 2 to 4 in Mali. 

Home-based Leone Stars defeated Cape Verde 2-0 in the first leg on 24 July and lost the second leg 2-1 on 27 July at the Stade de Marrakech in Morocco.

The 2023 TotalEnergies African Nations Championship will be hosted by Algeria, who qualified as the host nation.

Morocco and Libya, under the North zone (UNAF), are automatic qualifiers for the 2023 event.

Meanwhile, Sierra Leone’s Interclub representatives and FC kallon will also host their matches at the SKD.

Bo Rogers and Algeria’s CR Belouizdad will meet in the CAF Champions League, whilst FC Kallon will take on Benin’s Buffles du Borgou in the Confederation Cup at the SKD from 9-11 September.

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“The 29-year-old striker from Sierra Leone most recently came from playing in Allsvenskan IFK Värnamo and has now signed a multi-year agreement with ÖSK. We extend a warm welcome to Christian,” the club said in their statement.

“In Christian, we get a striker who is a good receiver of the ball and strong in the box. With Christian in place, we get more options in the offensive positions and a player who, with his qualities, was useful for us in several parts of the game,” ÖSK’s head coach Axel Kjäll. 

Moses spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons in Denmark on loan to Vendsyssel FF and Viborg FF, respectively has been handed a new challenge in Sweden.

In July 2021, Moses signed for Superettan club IFK Värnamo. He scored 5 goals in 15 games as Värnamo won the 2021 Superettan.

He made his debut for Sierra Leone on 6 September 2015 in a 0–0 draw with Ivory Coast and since has made six senior international caps.

“It is an honour and joy to come to Örebro. I have heard very good things about the club from my friend Crespo Kamara. Now I’m looking forward to meeting the team, the coaches and the supporters and getting started with the hard work,” Christian Moses told the club’s website.

Christian Moses – Born: 1993-08-10 – Nationality: Sierra Leone – Position: Forward 

Former clubs: Juventus IF, FC Kallon, FC Lion Pride, Vendsyssel FF, Viborg FF, FC Linköping City, IFK Värnamo.

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The home side took the lead through Manhoef in the 19-minute, but Feyenoord’s Patrik Wålemark drew parity in the 31st minute before Brazilian Danilo Pereira doubled the visitors’ lead in the 41-minute.

Feyenoord took their lead to halftime at the GelreDome arena.

11-minute into the restart, Nikolai Baden Frederiksen levelled the scoreline for Vitesse from an exciting finish before Mohamed Sankoh was introduced to make his debut in the 57-minutes.

Feyenoord scored three more gaols from J. Dilrosun, Danilo Pereira Da Silva and Lutsharel Geertruida in the 61st, 66th and 69th minutes, respectively.

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FT Vitesse vs Feyenoord 2-5 (1-2) Scorers – 19′ Manhoef 1-0, 31′ Wålemark 1-1, 41′ Danilo 1-2, 56′ Frederiksen 2-2, 61′ Dilrosun 2-3 , 66′ Danilo 2 -4, 69′ Geertruida 2-5

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Yellow cards: 37′ Tronstad, 40′ Ferro, 45+2′ Szymanski

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Line-up Vitesse

Houwen (K); Arcus (87′ Yapi), Ferro (78′ Flamingo), Meulensteen, Cornelisse; Tronstad, Bero ©, Wittek, Domgjoni (58′ Sankoh); Manhoef (78′ Huisman), Frederiksen (78′ Buitink) Line-up

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Bijlow (K); Pedersen, Geertruida, Rasmussen, Aursnes, Danilo (85′ Naujoks), Dilrosun (73′ Jahanbakhsh), Szymanski (65′ Toornstra), Trauner ©, Wålemark (65′ Idrissi), Timber (85′ Bassett)

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Debutant PK Boys (B Rangers) to host Algerian side CR Belouizdad in the CAF Champions League preliminary first leg whilst FC Kallon play away in Benin against Les Buffles du Borgou.

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Sierra Leone’s biggest club achievement in CAF competitions.

Mighty Blackpool, one of the most decorated Sierra Leone clubs, reached the quarter-final stage of the African Cup of Champions in 1989. That was the first time a club from Sierra Leone had reached that stage.

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In the Second round, they met Djoliba AC again, this time winning 2–1 on aggregate. They went out of the competition in the quarter-final stage losing 4–1 to Tonnerre Yaoundé of Cameroon.

Moroccan side Raja Casablanca won the 1989  final defeating Algeria side, MC Oran, 1-0 at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca.

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