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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4 September 2009
By Sorie Sudan Sesay, London.
Family and friends of the late Sierra Leonean football international Ishmail Khalil Dyfan(pictured) will be organising a football tournament in his honour, a recent press release has confirmed.
The football tournament will take place on Sunday, 27th, September 2009, at the London Academy, Bermondsey, South East London and will feature teams bearing the names of popular teams in Sierra Leone – Blackpool, East End Lions and two others.
An open invitation (...)
20 August 2009
There are many African players in the German Bundesliga, but the career of Assimiou Toure (photo) is exceptional by any account. Raised in Germany with a Togolese backround, the 18-year-old was called up to join the Togolese world cup squad in 2006 without having played in the Bundesliga before. Touré was one of the most promising talents in Germany, but all of a sudden a severe injury stopped his career for almost two years. The Patriotic Vanguard’s Thomas Meinders caught up with him (...)
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 (...)
By Mariama Kandeh, Guest Writer, London, UK.
I was on holiday in Freetown last August when the King Jimmy Bridge collapsed. A few days before that unfortunate accident, I was travelling along (...)
By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.*
As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note that (...)