Blackpool partner WHI & CANCER UK-SL in humanitarian work

Blackpool partner WHI & CANCER UK-SL in humanitarian work

On Saturday, the 18th of March 2023, the Mighty Blackpool will join children with disabilities in their beach carnival organised by World Hope International as part of the commitment of their Chairman, Rodney Michael, to get the club to contribute to humanitarian and charitable events and causes using their football status and popularity to benefit humanity.

In addition, the club has consented to partner with CANCER UK-SL in raising awareness amongst football fans about the dangers of PROSTATE CANCER. 

CANCER UK-SL and MBFC will work on the launch details expected soon.

Brief History

Presently, in second position in the Sierra Leone Premier League, Mighty Blackpool is one of the country’s most decorated outfits with strong continental recognition.

Their history stretches back to 1923, the Western Area club was founded under the name Socro United.

CAF Quater-Finals

In 1989 Mighty Blackpool reached the quarter-final stages of the African Cup of Champions Clubs, the first time a club from Sierra Leone had reached that stage. 

In the first round, they beat reigning champions ES Sétif from Algeria, and in the second round, they defeated Djoliba Athletic Club from Mali before losing to Tonnerre Yaounde from Cameroon in the quarter-finals.

Sierra Leone Top Flight National Champions Titles 

1968, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001

Sierra Leone FA Cup Winners

1983, 1988, 1994, 2000

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Sierra Leone head coach John Keister has named his 25-man squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations matchday three and four against São Tomé Príncipe next week. 

Fourteen foreign-based and eleven home stars were announced this afternoon ahead of the trip to Morocco. 

Sitting third in Group A, Sierra Leone will resume action in the race to Ivory Coast 2023 against São Tomé and Príncipe on Wednesday 22nd, 2023, before the second leg on 26 in Morocco.

Notable inclusions are Wigan Athletic defender Steven Caulker, who is the national skipper, Queens Park Rangers right-back Osman Kakay, Randers striker Alhaji Kamara, Milton Keynes Dons attacker Sullay Kaikai and John Kamara for Egaleo in the Greek second tier.

No¬†Cambuur‘s skipper Alex Bangura,¬†Shangh√°i Port‘s winger Issa Kallon – the head coach has selected a group with a blend of youth and experience – the likes of¬†Gateshead¬†midfielder¬†on loan from¬†Middlesbrough¬†Kamil Conteh, twin brothers Alhassan and Alusine Koroma, both trading in Primera Divisi√≥n RFEF ‚Äď Group 1 with¬†RB Linense.

Key players left out are Malm√∂ FF‘s attacker Mohamed Buya Turay,¬† Kwame Quee without a club, inform Barnet striker Idriss Kanu and Forest Green Rovers attacker Amadou Bakayoko.

Sierra Leone staged a second-half comeback to share spoils with Guinea-Bissau in their matchday two 2023 Group A Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in the Guinean capital in June 2022.

Both West African nations played to a 2-2 draw, and as a result, Sierra Leone placed third in the group after their two opening games.

To regain qualification hopes, Sierra Leone must win both matches or at least secure four points against Central Africa’s opposition to having any chance of reaching Ivory Coast 2023.

This will be the sixth meeting between the two nations. Their last meeting was a goalless draw in Africa Cup of Nations 1st round 2nd leg Freetown 16 June 2012. Sao Tome e Principe won the first leg 2-1 at home on 29 February 2012.

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Sierra Leone head coach John Keister will announce his squad on Tuesday ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sao Tome this month.

The Sierra Leone Football Association confirmed the news on Sunday. These meetings will be the sixth between the two nations. The delegation is expected to depart Freetown for Morocco this week. 

45,000 seater Grand Stade Adrar Agadir in Morocco will host both critical 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches on the 22 and 26 of March, respectively.

Presently the Leone Stars of Sierra leone are third in Group A in the race to Ivory Coast.

TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to be the 34th edition of the biennial African international association football tournament organized by CAF.

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After he named 40 local stars in his preliminary list, the players commenced training at the Murray Town facility in Freetown on Monday.

Third, in Group A, Sierra Leone will resume action in their race to Ivory Coast 2023 against São Tomé and Príncipe on Wednesday, the 22nd of March 2023, before their matchday four return leg on March 26.

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The Leone Stars’ last outing was a 2-2 draw against Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau is on four points and occupies second place. Nigeria, who thrashed Sao Tome 10-0 in Morocco Stade d Agadir, top Group A with six points.

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KIWA ISA Sport, a FIFA-preferred company based in the Netherlands concluded a Fifa mandatory pitch Inspection of the newly built Sothern Arena in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone on Thursday, February 23rd.

Southern Arena has a 6,000 seating capacity located in the Kandeh Town area close to Njala University, Bo City, Sierra Leone.

Inspections were carried out by Netherlands-based Institute for Sports Facilities (Instituut voor Sportaccommodaties B.V.), known as Kiwa ISA Sport, is an independent professional body specialising in top quality, hard-wearing and safe sports facilities: Kiwa ISA Sport is a world market leader in all aspects of testing sports facilities.

As part of the criteria set by FIFA for approving new sports facilities, the Southern Arena mandatory pitch-testing exercise focused on several areas ball rebound, ball roll, shock absorption, rational resistance, and pitch dimension.

According to the surface testing Expert Cemil Nadir, the pitch certification will be available in three weeks, following a laboratory test to be conducted in the Netherlands using a few samples collected from the pitch.

The Sierra Leone Football Association Deputy General Secretary, Mohamed Benson Bawoh, was part of the exercise to ensure that all specifics were carefully taken into account for perfection.

Southern Arena has a 6,000 seating capacity located in the Kandeh Town area close to Njala University, Bo City, Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone’s last outing was a 2-2 draw against Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau is on four points and occupies second place. Nigeria, who thrashed Sao Tome 10-0 in Morocco Stade d Agadir, top Group A with six points.

Leone Stars of Sierra Leone have been playing its International matches away from home due to a lack of an International stadium. They are among the African nations without an approved stadium.

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