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Sierra Leone name squad for Liberia double-header World Cup qualifiers

Ghanaian Sella Tetteh Tevi has handed call-ups to 23- men ahead of Sierra Leone Crucial World Cup Qualifier showdown with the LONE STAR of Liberia.

The 62-year-old return to the fold as head Coach of the Leone Stars National team for the Second time last month , appointed by the local football house , but the fomer Rwanda National team Coach has an uphill task to progress Sierra Leone through to the Group Stage of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifier , but have to beat and get pass through neighboring Liberia to advance to a group stage.

Sierra Leone coach Sella Tetteh has announced his squad for this month’s World Cup Preliminaries Round qualifying back-to-back games against Liberia.

The 23-man roster is headlined by striker Kei Ansu Kamara, who plies his trade with Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapid, the Striker return to the Sierra Leonen National team ,after being dropped but came and openly apologized to the SLFA for misconduct and has since been reincorporated to the Leone Stars Squad to face Neighbor Liberia.

FC Zurich defender Umaru Bangura Zangalay is alsoincluded while Young goalkeeper Alhaji Sesay of English lower division outfit Bristol City also made the cut, plus additional 12 oversea and eight local players for the crucial Showdown with the Liberian National team , a side the Leone Star has beaten three times and conceded eight defeats ,round up with five draws in the last Sixteenth meeting across all competitions including International friendlies.

Sierra Leone National Side players signing their national anthem before the 2019 Afcon qualifier between Ethiopia and Sierra Leone at the International Stadium in Hawassa, Ethiopia on 9 September 2018 © OmnaTaddele/BackpagePix

The last time the two countries met was on July 18, 2018 in an International friendly match to commemorate Liberia Independence day Celebration and that encounter ended all Square to a nil -nil at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

Coach Tevi’s side are set to play away to Liberia on September 4th at the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports Complex before returning home for the second leg four days later and host the LONE STAR at the Siaka Steven Stadium on Sunday September 8.

Like her Wednesday Opponent’s the Leone Star of Sierra Leone has never Qualified for the FIFA World Cup and this Month Engagements seem to be very crucial for both countries .

Full squad:
Goalkeepers: Solomon Zombo Morris (Toulouse Rodeo) France , Alhaji Sesay( Bristol City) England, and Mohammed Nabile Kamara ( East End Lions) Sierra Leone .

Defenders: Yeami Dunia( East End Lions) Sierra Leone, Umaru Bangura( FC Zurich) Switzerland, Mustapha Dumbuya ( Phoenix Rising ) USA, Ishmael Koroma Jawjaw (Atvidaberg FF) Sweden, Alpha Bedor Conteh ( Bo Rangers) Sierra Leone, and Ibrahim Mansaray ( Kallon FC).

Midfielders:John Kamara( Keshia FC) Azerbaijan, George Davies Kweku(St.Pultin) Austria, Kwame Quee(Vinkingur) Iceland, Hassan Milla Sesay(HIFK) Finland, Ibrahim Conteh(Pursipura)Indonesia, Edmond Michael( Old Edwardian FC) Sierra Leone ,Alimany Azonto Bundu( East End Lions) Sierra Leone, Abu Diaby Dumbuya( East End Lions).

Forwards: Kei Ansu Kamara( Colorado Rapid) USA, Mohamed Buya Turay( Djurgaden) Sweden, Mustapha Bundu(Aarhus GF) Denmark, Abdul Buduski Sesay ( OLS Jalkapailo)Finland, Simon Kaku ( Vasalund IF)Sweden, and Musa N.Tombo Kamara (AIK Freetown) Sierra Leone .

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