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, (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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.
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 (...)
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, (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)