Mustapha Bangura

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Mustapha Hadji Bangura
Moustapha Bangura.jpg
Hadji, just after a Leone Stars training session, 4 September 2008
Personal information
Full name Moustapha Bangura
Date of birth (1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
AEZ Zakakiou
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Old Edwardians
2006–2008 Nea Salamis Famagusta 45 (9)
2008–2009 Omonia 7 (2)
2009AEP Paphos (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010Apollon Limassol (loan) 24 (6)
2010–2012 Apollon Limassol 47 (16)
2012–2013 AEK Larnaca 8 (1)
2014 Nikos & Sokratis Erimis 8 (2)
2015–2016 Aris Limassol 16 (1)
2016 Borac Čačak 10 (1)
2016–2017 Zemun 5 (0)
2017 Rodos 10 (3)
2018 Enosi Panaspropyrgiakou Doxas 8 (1)
2018 AO Episkopi 0 (0)
2019– AEZ Zakakiou 15 (3)
National team
2005–2016 Sierra Leone 15 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 April 2018

Mustapha Bangura (born 24 October 1989 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for AEZ Zakakiou.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

In 2005, he joined Old Edwardians in the Sierra Leone National Premier League. He spent a season 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. In the summer of 2015, Bangura joined newly promoted Aris Limassol FC. Mustapha 'Haji' Bangura is the second Sierra Leonean player to sign for Aris Limassol after Gibrilla Julius Wobay who joined them on a season loan from Romanian side Universita Craiova.

On February 19, 2016, last day of the Serbian winter transfer window, Bangura signed with FK Borac Čačak, at time a second-placed club at half-season of the 2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga.[2] He thus became the fourth Sierra Leonean to play in the Serbian highest level after Kelfala Marah, Medo and Lamin Suma.[3] On March 11, in the round 26 of the SuperLiga, Bangura scored his first goal with a header in the 91st minute of the game against Vojvodina. His goal secured Borac a last minutes draw against a direct opponent in the league. Next summer he moved to the Serbian First League club Zemun, but after he made 6 appearances in both domestic competitions, he was suspended by the club and missed to play any official match for the rest of season.[4] In September 2017, Bangura signed with the Greek side Rodos.[5]

International[edit]

On November 14, 2014 he scored a goal against Côte d'Ivoire.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

On 24 May 2011 Mustapha Bangura was involved in a car crash together with his cousin Ibraheem Wahid Sillah.[8] He returned in full action on November 2011 for Apollon Limassol.

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 0 0
2013 3 1
2014 2 1
2015 1 0
Total 13 3

Statistics accurate as of match played 14 June 2015[9]

Championship/Cup[edit]

Played by 31.12.2015 200 games and scored over 60 goals!

Honours[edit]

Apollon
  • Cypriot Cup: 2009–10, Winner, Scored in Cup Final the first goal in the win 2-1 against APOEL
  • Cypriot Cup: 2010–11, Runner up, Lost in penalty shoot out, Scored 5 goals in 5 games out 7 in total games including the Final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris Jr, Sahr (24 June 2008). "Sierra Leone: Bangura Joins AC Omonia". allAfrica. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  2. ^ Sierra Leone Players Abroad … Bangura makes Borac Čačak debut at africansportsmonthly.com, 22-2-2016, retrieved 16-9-2016
  3. ^ Serbian league welcomes another Sierra Leonean Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine at footballsierraleone.net, 19-2-2016, retrieved 20-2-2016
  4. ^ Zemun „čisti“ igrački kadar at fudbal.info, 12-10-2016 (in Serbian)
  5. ^ Mustapha Bangura at FootballDatabase.eu
  6. ^ MTN Football, MTN Football (14 November 2014). "Ivory Coast crush Sierra Leone". MTN Football. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  7. ^ gfycat.com, gfycat.com (14 November 2014). "Sierra Leone Goal". gfycat.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  8. ^ Barrie, Mohamed Fajah (24 May 2011). "Sierra Leone's Bangura injured in car crash". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Mustapha Hadji Bangura". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 26 August 2015.

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