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Diaspora World Cup: Sierra Leone Beats England

2014-05-25 21:12:41

Commentary By Anthony Solomon, USA. A selected team of talented Sierra Leonean soccer players from different states in the United State are representing Sierra Leone in the biggest International Soccer League in Maryland called the Diaspora World Cup. There are 20 teams that represent 20 countries in the this world cup tournament, Sierra Leone are in a group with (Trinidad & Tobago, Liberia, Ghana, United State, England, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey and Tanzania). Only four teams (...)Read the full story »

ACSCA to organize African soccer league in BC

by Gibril Koroma - 31 October 2010
Patrick Obaze, African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association president, said last Sunday that he has plans to introduce an African soccer league in British Columbia. Patrick (photo) was speaking at the annual general meeting of the association at Lagos Corner restaurant in Burnaby. His term ended at the Sunday meeting but he has declared an intention to run for a second term at elections slated for Sunday November 7 at the same venue. In his report on the past year, the ACSCA chief (...)

Edmonton Leone Stars gets grant from Alberta Sport Foundation

by Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, Edmonton, Canada - 23 October 2010
The Alberta Sport, Parks and Wildlife Foundation earlier this year gave Edmonton Leone Stars a grant worth over Cdn$1,000, to help the soccer team towards purchase of equipment. The foundation, based in Edmonton, Canada, receives an annual allocation from the Alberta Lottery Fund, as well as support from the private and public sectors. Edmonton Leone Stars is a squad of mostly players and officials of Sierra Leonean heritage, registered with the Edmonton and District Soccer Association, in (...)

"Leone Stars’ performance not surprising," Algasimu Jah

by Emmanuel Turay, PV East Africa Bureau Chief, Nairobi, Kenya - 8 September 2010
The Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports has expressed his utmost satisfaction over the performance of the Leone Stars national football team last Sunday against Africa’s number one football nation Egypt in their 2012 AFCON qualifiers. It was a hectic draw. Speaking to PV on transit at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Dr. Algasimu Jah said he was optimistic that with such fantastic display of talents he described (...)

Sierra Leone Football: The Way Forward

by Chernor Ojuku Sesay, Brussels, Belgium - 18 August 2010
Commentary I have been a religious follower of Sierra Leone football for the past two decades. I first served as Secretary General of Mighty Blackpool Fan Club and later Assistant Secretary of the parent club with Alpha Timbo as the Secretary General. At the national level, I have served as President of the Sport Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL), Chairman of the Media Committee/Public Relations Officer of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Executive Member of the FA and as (...)

Vancouver: African Soccer tournament August 14

7 August 2010
The African-Canadian annual soccer tournament organized by the British Columbia-based African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA) is always eagerly awaited by soccer fans from all the communities in BC. Last year’s tournament was held in the city of Surrey, in BC. Burnaby will be the host city this year, as ACSCA executive and board members put the finishing touches to this year’s soccer jamboree. The tournament will be held Saturday August 14 at the Burnaby Lake (...)

Soccer: The story of the two Boatengs

by Thomas Meinders, PV Sports correspondent, Germany - 30 July 2010
Commentary The relationship between brothers is often complicated. And it gets even more complex if their interests are contrasting. Jérome Boateng is calm, sometimes even shy. He treats the other person in a conversation with respect and does not want to attract attention – at least off the field. Jérome played for German football club Hamburger SV and took part at the World Cup in South Africa. He was part of the German team and made five appearances – without attracting (...)

Clinton watches as Ghana beats USA

by Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, Edmonton, Canada - 27 June 2010
On Saturday June 26, 2010 the national team of Ghana beat the United States of America in a memorable thriller at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. Ghana having qualified from the eight-group stage is the only survivor among six African nations. Folks in South Africa, other parts of the continent and the Diaspora rallied around the ‘Red-Gold-and-Green as vuvuzela kept blared non-stop. It was a tense encounter that will be remembered by many all over the world. (...)

FIFA stakes 18-carat gold cup in South Africa soccer sun splash

by Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, Edmonton, Canada - 9 June 2010
Bad News: it is priceless, even invaluable, despite being all 18-carat solid gold. Yet it cannot really be sold physically. The good news is that it can buy a nation much more in diverse ways; only her soccer gladiators would have to prove to the whole world that she deserves it. Talking about the FIFA World Cup at stake as 32 countries go for glory in South Africa. The battles begin on Friday 11th June 2010, in The Republic of South Africa. A truly global affair is just about to unfold, (...)

World Cup: Ballack’s injury, Ghana’s opportunity?

by Thomas Meinders, PV Sports correspondent, Germany - 3 June 2010
It is a big loss for German football. It’s just a few more days to the World Cup in South Africa, but Germany’s captain, Michael Ballack (top photo), has to abandon his participation due to an injury. The cancellation was preceded by a foul by German-born Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng in England’s FA-Cup-Final. Boateng’s attack on Ballack’s ankle has caused outrage in the German public. Many people think it’s intentional. This is buttressed (...)

Kenya: Sierra Leone invited to tripartite federation competition

5 May 2010
By Our Corrrespondent. The just concluded activities to mark the 49th Independence day celebrations in Nairobi has motivated the organisers of the annual tripartite federation international sports day that is held in September each year to extend a hearty invitation to Sierra Leone to join the competition this year. This invitation was disclosed by the Chairman of the Zambian community in Kenya Mr. Dennis Mwanza following the friendly international encounter between his country and (...)

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EDITORIAL

What African Liberation Day and Emancipation Day Have in Common

Two Days, One People, One Destiny What African Liberation Day and Emancipation Day Have in Common By Charles Quist-Adade, PhD, Guest Writer, Vancouver, Canada. This summer saw the commemoration (...)

OPINION

Solidarity is a Pillar for Press Freedom

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

Journalists in Sierra Leone would only meaningfully enjoy the freedom they are yearning for when there is solidarity among them. The incessant press wars, manifestation of malevolence and (...)