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 (...)
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, (...)
8 December 2008
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 (...)
2 December 2008
Sent in by Brima Conteh, Paris, France.
On Wednesday November 26th, two months of imprisonment were handed down by the prosecutor of Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis) against Eunice Barber, the world long jump and heptathlon champion , prosecuted for "refusal to submitt to the forces in order" during an interpellation in March 2006 in Saint-Denis. (cf video of the group page).
Eunice was victim of a particularly tough arrest by the police near the Stade de France on March 18th, 2006 (cf video (...)
19 October 2008
By Mohamed Fajah Barrie
BBC Sport, Freetown.
Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Kallon(photo) has resigned as captain of Leone Stars, following his team’s exit from the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
His decision to quit came just days after Leone Stars were hammered 4-1 by Nigeria - ending the team’s hopes of reaching the final qualifying phase.
The 29-year-old said he was resigning because his dream of ensuring that the Leone Stars qualified was deliberately (...)
25 August 2008
By Tony Bee Conteh, PV Correspondent, Sydney, Australia.
The Sierra Leone community in Australia is doing very well in community development, especially in Sydney New South Wales, particularly in terms of education, cultural dance, soccer and above all the recent shipment of 40 containers of assorted second hand goods, including clothes, shoes, medical items, textbooks computers etc to their country, Sierra Leone.
Even though it’s a very young and emerging community in Australia, (...)