Tag: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone FA boss Johansen charged with corruption

Sierra Leone FA boss Johansen charged with corruption

African Sports
Sierra Leone's FA president Isha Johansen has been charged with abuse of office and misuse of public funds by the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Johansen has been indicted on three counts, as has Sierra Leone FA (SLFA) Secretary General Chris Kamara. Both were detained last year as the ACC investigated potential abuse of funds. Johansen has denied the charges, which come two days after she announced her intention to stand for another term. "This announcement by the ACC was inevitable and predictable - I am deeply saddened," Johansen, who is currently in Ghana, told BBC Sport. "It's another sad day for justice, integrity and patriotism in Sierra Leone, another sad day for any woman who dares to pioneer change. I always knew that my announcement to run for a secon...
Moses, Peter goals hand Nigeria win in WAFU

Moses, Peter goals hand Nigeria win in WAFU

Local News
Moses Okoro and Moses Peter scored a goal apiece in the final five minutes of the tie to hand Nigeria a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone in a Last 16 match during the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday, September 11. Sierra Leone dominated the opening exchanges and almost took the lead three minutes in when Donald Wellington drove behind the defence, but failed to beat the Nigerian keeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, in a one-on-one situation. Ten minutes later Donald Wellington was at it again when he met a low free-kick from the right, but again he was thwarted by the Super Eagles shot-stopper. Ikechukwu Ezenwa was certainly at his best for Nigeria between the sticks with yet another close range save to deny Nathaniel Tongo Vula in the 15th minute when he...
WAFU Cup: Nigeria take aim at Sierra Leone

WAFU Cup: Nigeria take aim at Sierra Leone

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Nigeria will start as favorites when they face Sierra Leone in a first round 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations knockout match at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday, kick-off at 18h00 local Ghanaian time. Known by the nickname ‘Super Eagles’, Nigeria will be making their fourth appearance at the WAFU Cup of Nations. They were part of the eight-team field at the cancelled inaugural tournament in Ivory Coast before hosting the event twice in succession in 2010 and 2011, finishing as champions in the former and runners-up in the latter. Known by the nickname ‘Leone Stars’, Sierra Leone will be appearing at their third WAFU tournament. They were part of the eight-team field at the inaugural competition in Ivory Coast in 2002 which was cancelled due to the outbreak of civil war
Sierra Leone’s top goalkeeper Dauda Conteh dies

Sierra Leone’s top goalkeeper Dauda Conteh dies

African Sports
Sierra Leone is mourning the death of top goalkeeper Alhaji Dauda Conteh who has died from a short illness in hospital in Freetown aged 25. Conteh played for Guinean side Ashanti Golden Boys de Siguiri and had received several call-ups to Sierra Leone's squad but was yet to secure a place in the international side's first team. He was part of the Leone Stars 18-man squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match against Kenya last month but dropped out the night before the match due to poor health. "Conteh was not impressive in the last day of training because something was wrong with him," Sierra Leone's coach John Keister told BBC Sport. "I even told one of my assistants about it. This forced me to drop him from the squad. We'll surely miss him. I always liked him becaus...
Sellas Tetteh appointed Liberty coach

Sellas Tetteh appointed Liberty coach

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Ghana Premier League side, Liberty Professionals has appointed former deputy Black Stars coach Sellas Tetteh as their substantive coach with his financial commitment yet to be disclosed. The former Black Stars coach takes over from George Lamptey who resigned after last season with his backroom staff for personal reasons. Tetteh returned from Sierra Leone after a loan spell to qualify the country to this year’s AFCON in Gabon but failed. He rose to prominence when he won the 2009 Under-20 World Cup with Ghana’s Black Satellites. According to club sources, the experienced technical handler is likely to be supported by two of the club’s junior coaches from the U-20 side. Liberty escaped last season’s relegation by placing 13th on the league table but with the rich experien
Ex-Rwanda coach applies for Hearts job

Ex-Rwanda coach applies for Hearts job

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FORMER Rwanda coach Jonny McKinstry has applied for the vacant Hearts of Oak coaching job. The 31-year-old has been on the market for a new stint after he was released from the Amavubis coaching job in August. He knows Ghana very well after working with the Right to Dream Academy where he cut his teeth in the profession. McKinstry was head coach for Sierra Leone from 2013-2014. He faces stiff oppposition from other expatriates including Jean-Francoise Loscuito, a former Nigeria assistant coach during Sunday Oliseh's reign. Loscuito has also handled clubs in Rwanda, Togo and Angola.