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Ishmael Dyfan (died 2001), also spelt Ismael or Ishmail, is a Sierra Leonean footballer of the 1970s and 1980s. He played as a midfielder.
Dyfan is regarded as one of the most gifted footballers to be produced by Sierra Leone until recent times. He was one of the first Sierra Leonean footballers to move abroad, playing for Africa Sports (Ivory Coast) and Arab Contractors (Egypt).
For the Sierra Leone national team, he played in the 1978 and 1982 World Cup qualifiers, and scored goals against Nigeria and Algeria.
Dyfan died on 31 January 2001 in the United States, following a sudden illness.
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- ^ a b "Sierra Leone News - January 2001". Sierra Leone Web. 31 January 2001. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- ^ Thomas, Durosimi (9 June 2003). "Sierra surprise in Swaziland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- ^ "Pascal Miézan, rideau et fin !". Le matin d'Abidjan (in French). 13 July 2007. Archived from the original on 13 July 2007. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- ^ a b "Sierra Leone Thrown Into Mourning For Legendary Dyfan". African Soccer Magazine. 2 February 2001. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- ^ Ismail Dyfan – FIFA competition record (archived)
- ^ Courtney, Barrie. "Sierra Leone - Details of World Cup Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
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