12 August 2009
By Sanpha Sesay, PV Corespondent, Texas.
It is continuously proven that wherever we go to have fun and entertain ourselves, there is always a tendency that we Sierra Leoneans (some of us) will display behavior that will cause violence leading to the eventual emergence of police intervention.
It is a shame, completely shameful in our culture, to note that the curse of violence and indiscipline in our communities could not allow a peaceful end of events at Columbus, Ohio, where (...)
16 June 2009
By Sanpha Sesay, in Texas.
Patrick Dangawalli is the leader of the organization, Sierra Stars Soccer Association (SSSA), Vice President of Old Edwardians Association in Texas, Vice President of Sierra Leone Organization of Old Athletic Associations (SLOOAA), and now the founder of Sierra Leone Soccer Ambassador in the Diaspora (SLSAD). All of these organizations are in the United States. Here is a message of condolence from Patrick on the paasing away of soccer star Manneh Peters in (...)
6 June 2009
By Sanpha Sesay, in Texas.
It is in the intention of a football legend, former Leone Stars goalkeeper, Mr. Patrick Dangawalli to initiate a quick action plan i to restore the image of football again in our country.
Dangawalli(photo) started the movement soon after he returned from Freetown in April and took up the first step by going around the States to urge interested individuals to join him in his genuine intention by establishing a Diaspora soccer club.
The club, which shall be (...)
29 May 2009
By Thomas Meinders, PV Correspondent,Germany.
A last minute goal by German international Piotr Trochowski results in the fifth rank in the Bundesliga and thereby the qualification for the new Europa League.
After a tumultuous round with up and down German football club Hamburger SV passed Borussia Dortmund in the additional time of the last game. The success of the northern-German club is not also a success story of African football(soccer).
Eight players are African citizens, another (...)
11 May 2009
By Thomas Meinders, PV correspondent in Germany.
The German Football League, the "Bundesliga", is on it’s final spurt. And it is exciting like never before. With only three games to play, there are no less than four teams that are still looking forward to hold the championship shield in the end.
The biggest surprise in this year’s competition is without a doubt VfL Wolfsburg. After half of the games had been played, the team was where it used to be: not in a top position, but (...)
27 February 2009
By Ibrahim Babatunde Sesay, Freetown.
Once again, Sierra Leonečs leading mobile telecommunications company, COMIUM, has demonstrated its highest sense of corporate social responsibility by rescuing the nation’s most popular sport, soccer by sponsoring the national premier league.
In an exclusive interview with this reporter, the untiring COMIUM Chief Executive Officer, Paul Hyde(photo) revealed a series of package that his company has put in place to enhance the quality standards (...)
24 January 2009
By Emmanuel Turay, Nairobi.
The football coach for the Kenyan National team the Harambee Stars, Francis Kimanzi(photo), has been sacked by the Football Kenya Limited barely a month after his appointment for a one year long contract.
That contract expected him to steer the stars through the 2010 world cup/Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. According to FKL CEO Sammy Obingo, the change of the nation team coach was necessary for the technical bench of the national team.
Obingo accused (...)
17 January 2009
‘Being up there amongst the elite of Africa’s top football stars is an honour’ says Aboutrika.
By an overwhelming majority, football fans have voted Egyptian footballer, Mohamed Aboutrika, the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2008. The competition received a record 155,643 votes - twice as many compared to last year. The Al-Ahly player received more than half the total number.
Aboutrika beat Samuel Eto’o of Barcelona and Cameroon; Didier Drogba of Chelsea and (...)
14 January 2009
By Sanpha Sesay, PV Texas Correspondent.
Dede Abu, a former defender of East End Lions and “super duper” Sierra Fisheries football clubs in Freetown has expressed sorrow and disappointment over the deteriorating circumstances of soccer/football, which he described as the main sporting event in the country.
During his last visit to Sierra Leone and the subsequent information that he has been receiving about the status of football in the country, Dede became frustrated when the (...)
9 January 2009
By Sanpha Sesay PV Texas Correspondent.
A release from the executive of the Sierra Leone Overseas Old Athletic Association (SLOOA, has announced a date and location for the 2009 Sierra Leonean’s soccer tournament in the United States.
From SLOOAA president Sibil Decker, it is now confirmed that the host Ohio State is ready to welcome at least 14 registered member states who will assemble in the city of Columbus, Ohio on August 1st 2009.
The registered teams from various states (...)
By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
As most readers would recall, the war years in Sierra Leone claimed thousands of human lives of both civilians and gun totters of (...)
By Prince Kanikongo, Harare, Zimbabwe.
"He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain." Douglas William (...)