Moustapha Bangura

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Mustapha Bangura
Moustapha Bangura.jpg
Hadji, just after a Leone Stars training session, 4 September 2008
Personal information
Full name Mustapha Bangura
Date of birth (1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Aris Limassol
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Old Edwardians F.C.
2006–2008 Nea Salamis Famagusta FC 44 (9)
2008–2010 AC Omonoia 7 (2)
2009 AEP Paphos (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Apollon Limassol (loan) 24 (6)
2010–2012 Apollon Limassol 48 (16)
2012–2014 AEK Larnaca 8 (1)
2014-2015 Nikos & Sokratis Erimis
2015- Aris Limassol 1 (0)
National team
2005– Sierra Leone 12 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:34, 24 August 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:00, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Mustapha Bangura (born 24 October 1989 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean International footballer who plays as a forward for Aris Limassol in the Cyprus First Division.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

In 2004 he joined Old Edwardians in the Sierra Leone National Premier League. He spent two seasons with Edwards before he moved to Europe and joined the Cyprus First Division club Nea Salamina FC in 2006. In 2008 he joined AC Omonoia.[1] The next year he moved to Apollon Limassol and he helped the team to win the 2009–10 Cypriot Cup, scoring also the opening goal of the final. In 2012 he joined AEK on a 2 year deal. In 2014 with joined Nikos & Socratis Erimis Fc. According to Sierra Leone ace Sports journalist, Sahr Morris Jr. in the summer of 2015, Bangura joined newly promoted Aris Limassol as a free agent from Nikos & Socratis Erimis FC.

Mustapha 'Haji' Bangura is the second Sierra Leonean player to signed for Aris Limassol after Gibrilla Julius Woobay who joined them on a season loan from Romanian side Universita Craiova.

International[edit]

On November 14, 2014 he scored a goal against Côte d'Ivoire.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

On 24 May 2011 Mustapha Bangura was involved in a car crash together with his cousin Ibraheem Wahid Sillah.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Sierra Leone
Year Apps Goals
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 4 0
2009 0 0
2010 2 1
2011 1 0
2012 1 0
2013 2 1
2014 1 1
2015 1 0
Total 12 3

Statistics accurate as of match played 14 June 2015[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris Jr, Sahr (24 June 2008). "Sierra Leone: Bangura Joins AC Omonia". allAfrica. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ MTN Football, MTN Football (14 November 2014). "Ivory Coast crush Sierra Leone". MTN Football. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ gfycat.com, gfycat.com (14 November 2014). "Sierra Leone Goal". gfycat.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Barrie, Mohamed Fajah (24 May 2011). "Sierra Leone's Bangura injured in car crash". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mustapha Hadji Bangura". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 

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