Sierra Leone National Team

Leone Stars squad and coaching / medical staff [Training Camp ahead of Leone Stars v Swaziland May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]

Coach McKinstry has named the starting eleven that will face Swaziland later today.

Goalkeeper
Solomon Zombo Morris (US Quevilly, France)

Defenders
Umaru Bangura (Dinamo Minsk, Belarus)
Ibrahim Marcel Koroma (Varbergs BoIS, Sweden)
Ibrahim 'Soja' Kamara (FC Johansen, Sierra Leone)
Yeami Dunia (FC Johansen, Sierra Leone)

Midfielders
Alfred 'Zagalo' Sankoh (Sanliurfaspor, Turkey)
Khalifa Jabbie (Balikesirspor, Turkey)
Michael Lahoud (Philadelphia Union, USA)

Forwards
Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough, England)
Abdulai Bell Baggie (Tranmere Rovers, England)
Sulaiman Sesay (ETAR FC, Bulgaria)

Substitutes
Aruna Kamara Bangla (FC Kallon, Sierra Leone)
Ishmael 'JawJaw' Koroma (Old Edwardians, Sierra Leone)
Nathanial 'Thongor' Fullah (Ports Authority, Sierra Leone)
Ibrahim Kallay (IFK Lulea, Sweden)
Fayia Kobba (Kamboi Eagles, Sierra Leone)

  

Ibrahim 'Soja' Kamara and Yeame Dunia Selected to make their international debut for the Leone Stars [Leone Stars v Swaziland May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]

 

The starting eleven includes two players making their full international debut - Ibrahim 'Soja' Kamara and Yeame Dunia. Both players had featured in recent games in the WAFU Home based players tournament in Ghana (2013) and in the recent u-20 games against Guinea and Ghana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation Highlights 

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Notes to Editors

  1. The game is the first game (away leg) in the second round qualifier against Swaziland on 18 May 2014 as part of AFCON 2015  
  2. You can read more about the AFCON 2015 tournament and the Leone Stars fixtures.
  3. Johnny McKinstry was appointed Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Men's Football team on 11th April 2013.  You can read more about his time in charge of the Leone Stars
  4. See www.johnnymckinstry.com for a range of information - biography, press releases and photographs for press use.
  5. To arrange an email or telephone interview, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Quotes: What the media say

  • Leone Stars shine with purpose... what is even more remarkable is what the young Northern Irishman has done ... the Leone Stars are ranked 50th in the world and seventh in Africa – higher than they have ever been.

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    fifa.com
  • McKinstry has come close to a giant killing before, when his Sierra Leone side came within half an hour of defeating Herve Renard’s Cote d’Ivoire.

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    Ed Dove Goal.com
  • Very few 29-year-olds have managed a national football team. None have done it while that country is being brought to its knees by Ebola.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
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