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Zingalay Wins Player of the Year Award

2014-01-13 20:22:16

Sierra Leonean international and Dinamo Minsk defender Umaru ’Zingalay’ Bangura (photo) has been voted thesierraleonefootball.complayer of the year 2013 by viewers of the website. The announcement was made during a live radio sports programme aired worldwide bysierraleonefootball.comon Sunday, a day after the voting ended. "I’m happy to win the award and I dedicate it to my family and fans," said the 26-year old Bangura after the announcement. The first time winner (...)Read the full story »

FC Edmonton picks Sierra Leonean to play North American soccer

by Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, Edmonton, Canada - 4 March 2013
Mallan Roberts is just 20 years old but looks set to shine in the popular sport, soccer. He recently signed with FC Edmonton and will play for the club in this year’s North American Soccer League (NASL) which starts in April. FC Edmonton, based here, was formed in 2009 and is the city’s sole professional soccer team. They joined the NASL as a founding club in 2010 and remain the only Canada-based squad in the eight-team professional league. The other seven clubs are all (...)

Kei Kamara voted Sierra Leonean player of the year 2012

9 January 2013
By Mohamed Fajah Barrie in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sporting Kansas City striker Kei Ansu Kamara (photo) has been voted the Sierra Leonean Player of The Year 2012 by viewers of website rewarding him for his outstanding performance for both club and country. The announcement was made by living football legend Mohamed Kallon on a live radio programme linked worldwide by on Sunday. The 28-year old striker will be presented with a specially (...)

Christopher Katongo, BBC African Footballer 2012

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 (...)

Canada wins historic Olympic soccer bronze

11 August 2012
Credit: 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 (...)

Former and current athletes create sports group

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 (...)

Samura Kamara in Ethiopia

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. Background Civil war began in the eastern part of the country in 1991 and by 1997 it had spread throughout the country, overthrowing two democratically (...)

Leone Stars of Southern California wins first African community soccer championship

by Dennis Kabatto, PV Correspondent, New York City - 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 (...)

Freetown: International soccer star ends visit

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 (...)

Soccer supremo Marta Vieira da Silva visits Sierra Leone

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 (...)

ACSCA All-Star Games September 4

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 (...)

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Tax Incentives and the Suffering Masses of Sierra Leone

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

This week, we look at tax incentives offered to foreign mining and agribusiness companies operating in Sierra Leone. A report, released today by the international NGO, Christian Aid, has bad news (...)


Comparing South Africa and Nigeria

By Mekki Elmograbi, Sudan. It is widely well known that the economy of South Africa is the strongest among African economies but some economists say that Nigeria, "not South Africa", is the (...)