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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 the player of the year 2013 by viewers of the website. The announcement was made during  a live radio sports programme aired worldwide by on 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 »

Sierra Leone Soccer Ambassadors in the Diaspora for 2010 tournament

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 (...)

Hamburger SV aka Africa United enters Europa League

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 (...)

Update on the Bundesliga

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 (...)

COMIUM rescues the nation again

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 (...)

Harambee Stars coach sacked

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 (...)

Mohamed Aboutrika is named BBC African Footballer of the year 2008

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 (...)

Dede Abu laments soccer problems in Sierra Leone

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 (...)

SLOOAA Prepares for 2009 Soccer Tournament

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 (...)

TSSSA Youths Lead Sierra Stars Fundraising Efforts

22 December 2008
By Sanpha Sesay, PV Texas correspondent. As the year comes to an end, and as the unity gradually returns, the Texas Sierra Stars Soccer Association (TSSSA), based in Dallas, has announced that the young members of the TSSSA will now lead a massive end-of-year fundraising efforts, including a colorful social event (dance) scheduled in the eve of 2009. The move came about when the president of TSSSA, Mr. Patrick Dangawalli(photo) announced that the change was designed to foster peace, (...)

Update on Eunice Barber story

8 December 2008
Dear Editor, Many thanks for your support and cooperation in publishing an article on the outcome of my niece, Eunice Barber’s case with the police in France. I was in court with her on that day and had discussions with Brima Conteh who was also present.He gave me your contact number. I would like to throw some light on the verdict. The prosecution pressed for a two month prison sentence but this was reduced to a fine of 5000 Euros by the presiding judge. Grateful if the necessary (...)

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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 (...)