Sierra Leone national football team

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Sierra Leone
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Leone Stars
Association Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Johnny McKinstry
Captain Ibrahim Kargbo
Home stadium National Stadium
FIFA code SLE
FIFA ranking 64 Decrease 10 (17 July 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 51 (January 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking 172 (September 2007)
Elo ranking 117[1]
Highest Elo ranking 59 (15 January 1996)
Lowest Elo ranking 156 (7 June 2008)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Ng westafricasettlements.png Sierra Leone 0–2 Nigeria 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 10 August 1949)[2]
Biggest win
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 5–1 Niger 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 7 March 1976)
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 5–1 Niger 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 3 June 1995)
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 4–0 São Tomé & Príncipe 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 22 April 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Mali 6–0 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
(Bamako, Mali; 17 June 2007)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (First in 1994)
Best result Round 1, 1994, 1996

The Sierra Leone national football team is the national team of the Republic of Sierra Leone was controlled by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), The team is affiliated to the West African Football Union of CAF and they have never qualified for the World Cup.

History[edit]

Sierra Leone's first match was at home on 10 August 1949 against another British colony, Nigeria, and was lost 2–0. In 1954 they played another British colony, the Gold Coast (now Ghana and lost 2–0 away. On 22 April 1961 they again hosted Nigeria and lost 4–2. On 12 November 1966 they hosted Liberia in their first match against a non-British colony and earned their first draw, 1–1. A week later, they lost 2–0 in Liberia. On 13 January 1971 Sierra Leone played their first match against a non-African team, West Germany's B-team. The match in Sierra Leone was won 1–0 by the Germans. Sierra Leone's first match outside of Africa was also their first against an Asian nation, China. They lost 4–1 in China on 5 April 1974.[3]

Sierra Leone Football Achievements[edit]

Amilcar Cabral Cup :
  • 2 Times Champion (1993, 1995)
  • 2 Times Runners-up

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

  • 1957 to 1968 – Did not enter
  • 1970 – Withdrew
  • 1972 – Did not enter
  • 1974 – Did not qualify
  • 1976 – Did not enter
  • 1978 – Did not qualify
  • 1980 – Did not enter
  • 1982 – Did not qualify
  • 1984 – Did not qualify
  • 1986 – Withdrew
  • 1988 – Did not qualify
  • 1990 – Withdrew
  • 1992 – Did not qualify
  • 1994 – Round 1
  • 1996 – Round 1
  • 1998 – Withdrew
  • 2000 – Disqualified due to civil war
  • 2002 to 2013 – Did not qualify
  • 2015 – In Progress

Team schedule and results[edit]

Recent results[edit]

2013 Fixtures[edit]

23 March 2013
19:10 UTC+1
Tunisia  2–1  Sierra Leone
Darragi Goal 57'
Khazri Goal 72'
Report A. Kamara Goal 74'

8 June 2013
16:30 UTC±0
Sierra Leone  2–2  Tunisia
K. Kamara Goal 39'
A. Kamara Goal 72'
Report Darragi Goal 55' (pen.)
Ben Youssef Goal 90'

15 June 2013
16:30 UTC−1
Cape Verde  1–0  Sierra Leone
Héldon Goal 12' Report

7 September 2013
16:30 UTC±0
Sierra Leone  3–2  Equatorial Guinea
H. Bangura Goal 21'
Kargbo Goal 40' (pen.)
A. Kamara Goal 70'
Report Bermúdez Goal 85'
Randy Goal 88'

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

The following players had been called up for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Seychelles on 19 July 2014.[4] Not players who withdrew from the squad due to injury.

Caps and goals updated as of 22 July 2014.[5][6]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Solomon Morris (1990-06-16) 16 June 1990 (age 24) 5 0 France Quevilly
17 2DF Umaru Bangura (1987-10-07) 7 October 1987 (age 26) 28 1 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
18 2DF David Simbo (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 24) 8 0 Sudan Al-Hilal
5 2DF Ibrahim Kamara (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Sierra Leone Johansen
12 2DF Yeami Dunia (1994-03-09) 9 March 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Sierra Leone Johansen
6 2DF Ishmail Koroma (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Sierra Leone Old Edwardians
2DF Abdul Bangura (1986-01-10) 10 January 1986 (age 28) 1 0 United States Atlanta Silverbacks
2DF Mohamed Kamanor (1992-10-15) 15 October 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden Umeå
14 3MF Khalifa Jabbie (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 21) 11 1 Turkey Balıkesirspor
8 3MF Rodney Strasser (1990-03-30) 30 March 1990 (age 24) 9 0 Italy Reggina
15 3MF Alfred Sankoh (1988-10-22) 22 October 1988 (age 25) 9 0 Turkey Şanlıurfaspor
13 3MF Michael Lahoud (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 27) 3 0 United States Philadelphia Union
9 3MF Ibrahim Kallay (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 20) 2 0 Sweden Luleå
3MF Sheriff Suma (1986-08-12) 12 August 1986 (age 27) 39 8 Sweden Syrianska
3MF Ibrahim Koroma (1989-05-17) 17 May 1989 (age 25) 14 0 Sweden Varbergs BoIS
10 4FW Kei Kamara (captain) (1984-09-01) 1 September 1984 (age 29) 21 3 England Middlesbrough
2 4FW Sulaiman Sesay-Fullah (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 22) 2 1 Unattached
3 4FW Paul Kabba Tucker 1 0 Sierra Leone Old Edwardians
11 3MF Abdulai Bell-Baggie (1992-04-28) 28 April 1992 (age 22) 5 0 England Tranmere Rovers
4FW Teteh Bangura (1989-12-27) 27 December 1989 (age 24) 12 4 Sweden AIK

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been selected by Sierra Leone in the past 12 months.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] Only players available for call-up, not retired players.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK John Trye (1985-03-16) 16 March 1985 (age 29) 1 0 United States Northern Virginia Royals v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
DF Sheriff Suma (1986-10-12) 12 October 1986 (age 27) 27 4 Unattached v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
DF Mustapha Dumbuya (1987-08-07) 7 August 1987 (age 26) 5 0 England Notts County v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
DF Samuel Bangura (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Unattached v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
MF Ibrahim Kargbo (1982-04-10) 10 April 1982 (age 32) 28 1 Unattached v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
MF Mohamed Kamara (1987-11-16) 16 November 1987 (age 26) 12 1 England Bolton Wanderers v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
MF Moustapha Bangura (1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 24) 10 2 Unattached v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
MF Hassan Mila Sesay (1987-10-22) 22 October 1987 (age 26) 5 2 Finland Lahti v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
MF George Kweku Davies (1996-11-16) 16 November 1996 (age 17) 2 0 Sierra Leone Johansen v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
MF John Kamara (1988-05-12) 12 May 1988 (age 26) 2 0 Greece Apollon Smyrni v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
FW Mohamed Bangura (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 24) 14 2 Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir v.  Swaziland, 18 May 2014
FW Alhaji Kamara (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 20) 1 1 Sweden Norrköping v.  Swaziland, 18 May 2014
FW Teteh Bangura (1989-12-27) 27 December 1989 (age 24) 11 4 Sweden AIK v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013
FW Alhassan Kamara (1993-01-13) 13 January 1993 (age 21) 8 4 Sweden Örebro v.  Equatorial Guinea, 7 September 2013

Former coaches[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Africa". Eloratings.net. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (15 August 2006). "Sierra Leone – List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tabless/sier-intres.html
  4. ^ "Christian Caulker recalled to Sierra Leone national team". Sierra Leone Football. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tunisia/Sierra Leone: Football/ACN-2013 – Round 3 – 1st Leg – Sierra Leone – Tunisia 2–2". allafrica.com. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "National Football Teams – Sierra Leone". National Football Teams. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sierra Leone coach McKinstry calls up Chelsea youngsters". Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sierra Leone/Tunisia: Kei Kamara, Obreh in for Tunisia Clash". Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Leone Stars held Bafana Bafana to goalless draw as Niger make history". Sierra Leone Football. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Leone Stars name mainly home-based squad to battle Angola". Sierra Leone Football. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Latest Update: 14 Leone Stars players in Sao Tome & Principe". Sierra Leone Football. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Leone Stars leave Freetown for Istanbul to face Iraq & Jordan". Sierra Leone Football. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Jordan wallop home-based dominated Leone Stars squad". Sierra Leone Football. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Strasser fit for Leone Stars- EQG match as he makes the trip to Malabo". Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "10-man Leone Stars held on to draw away with EQG". Sierra Leone Football. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

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