18 December 2012
BBC World Service has announced the winner of the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award. Christopher Katongo, who led Zambia to Nation’s Cup success earlier this year, has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year.
Katongo, who plays for Chinese side Henan Construction, won just over 40% of the vote, holding off Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast and Shanghai Shenhua), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast and Manchester City), Younes Belhanda (Morocco and Montpelier) and Demba Ba (Senegal and (...)
11 August 2012
The future of women’s soccer in Canada took a positive turn Thursday after the Canadian women’s Olympic team, led by Burnaby’s Christine Sinclair, beat France to win bronze.
"Canada’s hosting the next World Cup. With this medal, the expectations are going to be on us and I can’t wait," Sinclair told reporters following the win.
And Roger Barnes, president of B.C. Soccer, said the association wants young girls to dream about accomplishing what (...)
31 March 2012
A group of former and current Sierra Leonean Track and Field athletes have come together to form a national sports development organization to aid the national sports apparatus of Sierra Leone in elevating standards and developing the sport of athletics at the very basic grassroots to the most elite level.
The group aptly named Sierra Leone Athletics Coalition has put together an Interim Executive that is led by Olympian and former National and Inter-Secondary Schools 100 meters Champion (...)
13 September 2011
The following is a speech recently delivered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by Dr. Samura Kamara (pictured), Sierra Leone’s Finance Minister.
African Regional Meeting on Peacebuilding and State-building
Addis-Ababa, 8-9th September, 2011.
Planning Processes: Economic Management and Economic Governance-Imperatives, Progress, Lessons.
Civil war began in the eastern part of the country in 1991 and by 1997 it had spread throughout the country, overthrowing two democratically (...)
by - 13 September 2011
Members of the Los Angeles based ‘Leone Stars’ of Southern California are still celebrating and savoring their 2-1 defeat over Cameroon’s L.A. Lions team on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 to capture the crown of the first ever African Community Soccer Tournament (ACST).
Organizers say the tournament sanctioned by the California State Soccer Association (CalSouth), the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation and United States (...)
7 September 2011
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Marta Vieira Da Silva, who is also five time FIFA world female player of the year ended a two day visit to Sierra Leone today, Sunday 4th September 2011 to promote women’s empowerment with the message “When women succeed, we all win.”
Marta ended her visit with a football match between Diamond Queens, which she coached and Sierra Queens led by Musu Pele, the best ever Sierra Leonean female footballer as coach/player after having watched the male (...)
2 September 2011
Fresh from her women’s soccer championship win in the United States, the world’s top female player, Marta Vieira da Silva, today (August 31, 2011) kicks off a three-day visit to Sierra Leone to highlight the country’s efforts to empower women.
Vieira da Silva, a Brazilian national known to her fans as Marta, is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as well as a forward player with the Western New York Flash.
Following a 1-1 match draw (...)
2 September 2011
The African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA) proudly presents the annual All-Star Games on Sunday, September 4th 2011 from 12:00noon - 7:00pm at Byrne Creek Secondary Turf.
The schedule is simple and straightforward:
Kids Games Team A vs Team B - 12:00noon - 1:00pm
Master’s (over 40) East vs West - 1:15pm - 2:45 (Champions 2010 West) West 1 / East 0
Women’s Open East vs West - 3:00pm - 4:15 (Champions 2008 East, Champions 2009 West, 2010 Champions East) West (...)
3 August 2011
By Dennis Kabatto, New York.
Maryland soccer team over the weekend emerged as the new Sierra Leone Inter-State Association (SLISA) 2011 Tournament champions after they beat Pennsylvania 1-0 in Los Angeles, California, SLISA officials said.
Officials also said that the 2011 tournament was dedicated to the memory of Akie G. Noah former Leone Stars, Ports Authority mid-fielder and coach of the host team Leone Stars of California as well as to the memory of their former goalkeeper Jerome (...)
31 May 2011
By Rodney Michael, Bo, Sierra Leone.
The world football body FIFA is in a mess and the world knows it but yet very few FIFA Executives are willing to speak out. The scandal which has led to the suspension of a good number of FIFA officials over allegations relating to corruption and unethical behaviour has in particular led to the suspension of the only candidate to have declared his desire to contest against FIFA’s incumbent Sepp Blatter.
The ethics committee has cleared (...)