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).
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by - 28 April 2010
Salone Stars in Kenya over the weekend emerged the victors in a test match with Kenya’s Impala Football club with a 4-2 goal aggregate at Don Bosco (Utume) in preparation for this weekend’s Independence Day encounter with the Zambians in Kenya.
Salone Stars took the lead during the second half after conceding a goal during the first half of play in the tenth minute as a result of a defensive blunder. Two penalties were awarded to Salone Stars between the 57 and 68th minutes to (...)
by - 19 March 2010
There are only a few months left until the first football (soccer) World Cup in Africa starts. Time to take a look at the opponents of Africas teams. We will start with Ghana’s opponent, Germany.
The three times World Champion (Germany) is probably going to be the toughest job for the young and ambitious team of the Black Stars. Germany’s football in 2010 is not different from it’s characteristics in the past. It is not first class in playing the perfect pass (...)
by - 11 January 2010
The 27th edition of the African Nations Cup in Angola has kicked off with the wrong reasons. The Togolese National football team was ambushed in Angola by the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC). The team’s bus was attacked on Friday January 8 when the team was returning from training in the rebel strong hold of Cabinda leaving the driver dead on the spot and many injured.
Sadly, on Saturday, as reports confirmed the death of the Togolese assistant team manager, (...)
by - 29 December 2009
All eyes will focus on Angola on January 10, 2010, when the African Cup of Nations football contest commences. This Angola competition is even more significant as Africa will be hosting the soccer World Cup for the first time in South Africa in June 2010.
Many African football stars, plying their trade in England and other parts of Europe, have already left their European clubs to join their respective national teams for this prestigious competition in Angola.
The host, the Hawks of (...)
14 November 2009
By Thomas Meinders, Germany.
The German football community is stunned by the recent death of goalkeeper Robert Enke. The 32-year-old player of Hannover 96 committed suicide at a level crossing, where he was hit by a train. Enke was a German international football player and was expected to be first choice goalkeeper at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
The former player of Benfica Lissabon and FC Barcelona battled depression for several years after having lost his three-year-old (...)
12 November 2009
By Chernor Ojuku Sesay, Belgium.
Sierra Leone’s national football team, Leone Stars will play The Netherlands premier club, Willem II Tilburg this Saturday, November 14 at the Willem II Stadium in Tilburg, Holland.
This international friendly, the first time in the history of the Sierra Leone national team to play an international friendly against a Premier club in Europe, is made possible through Sierra Leonean born international Ibrahim Kargbo popularly called Obreh who plies his (...)
16 October 2009
Ghana struck a blow for African pride, defeating Brazil in a penalty shootout Friday at the FIFA U-20 World Cup final in Cairo.
After previously losing in the final to Brazil (in 1993) and to Argentina (2001), Ghana finally came good on Friday, to become the first African team to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup since the inaugural competition in 1977.
The two teams battled to a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of extra time, before Ghana won 4-3 in the shootout. (...)
15 October 2009
By Thomas Meinders, PV Germany Correspondent.
It’s not a common story. This story of football-striker Sahr Senesie. Born in Sierra Leone, growing up in Germany, he made his debut in the Bundesliga in 2003, scored his first goal in the European Cup shortly after, was part of the German U-20-squad in the World Cup in 2005, didn’t manage to continue this comet-like journey and plays currently in German fourth division.
But that is not the end of the story and anyway it is a (...)
26 September 2009
By Sorie Sudan Sesay, London.
The mother of Westham United and England international Carlton Cole has said that her son cares for and loves Sierra Leone.
Selina Cole, speaking from her Staines Wraybury residence in Berkshire, said her son and entire family were surprised and disappointed over reports in the local media in Sierra Leone that Cole, with a Sierra Leonean background, has no interest in the country after he featured for a selected Nigerian national team in a friendly in Lagos. (...)
22 September 2009
By Thomas Meinders, PV Germany Correspondent.
The Algerian international football player Karim Matmour ( photo) is one of the shooting stars in the Bundesliga. The 24-year-old made every game in his first season in the highest level of German football (soccer) at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
PV met and had this conversation with him recently:
Patriotic Vanguard: Mr. Matmour, you were born in Strasbourg in France, but you play internationally for the Algerian national team. Was it always (...)