Mustapha 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 Moustapha Bangura
Date of birth (1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Borac Čačak
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Old Edwardians 28 (16)
2006–2008 Nea Salamis Famagusta 34 (9)
2008–2009 Omonia 11 (2)
2009 AEP Paphos (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Apollon Limassol (loan) 29 (7)
2010–2012 Apollon Limassol 56 (21)
2012–2014 AEK Larnaca 8 (1)
2014–2015 Nikos & Sokratis Erimis 9 (4)
2015 Aris Limassol 16 (1)
2016– Borac Čačak 10 (1)
National team
2005– Sierra Leone 15 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2016.

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

Moustapha Bangura (born 24 October 1989 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean International footballer who plays as an Attacking Midfielder for Borac Čačak in the Serbian SuperLiga.

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. According to Sierra Leone ace Sports journalist, Sahr Morris Jr. 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. He thus became the fourth Sierra Leonean to play in the Serbian highest level after Kelfala Marah, Medo and Lamin Suma.[2] 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 was much celebrated cause it secured Borac a last minutes draw against a direct opponent in the league.

International[edit]

On November 14, 2014 he scored a goal against Côte d'Ivoire.[3][4] He is the co-captain of the team and wears no10.

Personal life[edit]

On 24 May 2011 Mustapha Bangura was involved in a car crash together with his cousin Ibraheem Wahid Sillah.[5] He returned in full action on November 2011 for Apollon Limassol. Married and has 2 kids.

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[6]

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. ^ Serbian league welcomes another Sierra Leonean at footballsierraleone.net, 19-2-2016, retrieved 20-2-2016
  3. ^ MTN Football, MTN Football (14 November 2014). "Ivory Coast crush Sierra Leone". MTN Football. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ gfycat.com, gfycat.com (14 November 2014). "Sierra Leone Goal". gfycat.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Barrie, Mohamed Fajah (24 May 2011). "Sierra Leone's Bangura injured in car crash". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mustapha Hadji Bangura". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 

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