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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 thesierraleonefootball.complayer of the year 2013 by viewers of the website. The announcement was made during a live radio sports programme aired worldwide bysierraleonefootball.comon 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 »

Eunice Barber sentenced in France

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 (...)

Kallon quits Leone Stars captaincy

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 (...)

Introducing the Sierra Unite Soccer Boys

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, (...)

Canada: West Africa are the new All-Star Champs

14 August 2008
West Africa emerged last Sunday(August 10) as winner of the first annual African All-Star soccer competition held at New Westminster’s Mercer stadium in British Columbia, Canada. The competition was organized by the African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association(ACSCA), the same organization that made possible last month’s wonderful African soccer tournament in Burnaby, BC. This competition (the All-Star) was the brainchild of two ACSCA executive members-Alex Sacha Touray and (...)

FC Johansen Lose U-14 Youth Championship Final To Ukraine

6 August 2008
By Lans Joe Sesay Jnr, Freetown. FC Johansen of Sierra Leone last Sunday, October 3, went down 4-3 in post game penalty shoot out in the grand final of the U-14 Mittonorden Youth Championship in Sweden. The match ended 1-1 at full time. FC Johansen(photo) topped their group (Group A) with a maximum nine points from three matches after defeating Sweden’s national U-14 side by a lone goal, Poland 2-0 and Turkey 4-0. They also defeated Sweden two nil in the semi finals before (...)

Sierra Leone: 4 Journalists off to China

5 August 2008
By Alhaji Jalloh,Freetown. Four Sierra Leonean journalists left the Lungi International Airport for the Chinese Capital, Beijing last Sunday. The four, Mohamed Samura, Director of the Sierra Leone News Agency, (SLENA) Samuel John of Awoko Newspaper, Ransford Kabia and Mohamed Asmieu Bah of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) will be joining over three hundred of their colleagues around the globe for this year’s Olympic Games. According to the Political Officer at the (...)

FC Johansen 1 Sweden 0

31 July 2008
FC Johansen of Sierra Leone yesterday thrashed Sweden’s National U-14 side by a lone goal in the opening match of the Mittonorden Cup competition qualifying series. The lone goal was scored by squad’s youngest player Kelli Marah aka Lionel Messi in the twenty-fourth minute of the first half. Kelli Marah, 11, cleverly dribbled the ball pass two Swedish defenders before firing a heavy shot into the corner of the net, throwing Sierra Leonean fans into wild celebration. Speaking (...)

FC Johansen (Sierra Leone U-14 ) Off To Sweden

29 July 2008
By Lans Joe Sesay. Fourteen Under 15 boys of Freetown based FC Johansen will leave the shores of Sierra Leone today, July 29, 2008 to participate in the Group Stage qualification for the Mittnorden Cup Competition. Speaking to this reporter, one of the co-founders of FC Johansen, Mr. Abu Kai said that he is confident that the team will make Sierra Leone and Africa proud at the competition. Also, the coach of the FC Johansen in Sierra Leone Jonathan Rhodes said his boys are fully (...)

Vancouver African Soccer Tournament. A message from Uganda’s Team Manager

28 July 2008
Earlier this month(July 12-13) a very exciting soccer tournament was held in Vancouver, Canada, by the African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association(ACSCA)and Mozambique emerged as winner. Sierra Leone was runner-up(second). Here is a thank you message from the Uganda team manager Justus Mirembe: I would like to commend the organizing committee (ACSCA Directors) of the 2008 African Nations Cup of BC for a job well done. I was wearing two hats during the tournament: one for Manager, (...)

49 Delegates Set for SLFA Congress

17 July 2008
By Lans Joe Sesay Junior, Freetown. Authoritative sources have revealed to The Patriotic Vanguard that 49 national delegates are set to participate in this year SLFA annual Congress. The event will take place at the National Stadium Atlantic Hall July 18th 2008. There is much anticipation among the football family as to what will be the outcome of this year’s special SLFA Congress which will see the election of a new executive. Competing for the coveted position of SLFA President (...)

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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

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