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 (...)
1 July 2008
Organized soccer playing among African-Canadians in British Columbia, Canada, is a relatively new phenomenon. It all started, according to our investigations, when a Congolese gentleman called Ray organized the first African soccer tournament in BC in the early 90s. Ray later passed the torch to two other prominent African-Canadians,Nasir and Jackson who courageously continued the organizing of this highly popular tournament until they passed the baton to soccer enthusiast Adebo Mahmoud in (...)
by - 12 April 2008
Many Sierra Leonean soccer enthusiasts would recall the name "Bobson Sesay".He was one of the country’s most prominent soccer players of the 90s.
Born in Port Loko town in 1968,Bobson, as he is fondly known, attended the Bo government secondary school(Bo School) and Koyeima secondary school and was one of the strikers of Bai Bureh Warriors of Port Loko and East End Lions of Freetown.
In 1993, he came to Canada on the International Youth Exchange Program and spent a year as a (...)
31 March 2008
By Kennedy Gondwe
BBC Sport, Lusaka.
Zambia legend Kalusha Bwalya(photo) has been elected the new president of the Football Association of Zambia (Faz).
Bwalya won Saturday’s poll in the Zambian capital Lusaka by getting 120 of the 197 votes.
He was until Saturday Teddy Mulonga’s deputy but he beat the former president by 54 votes to earn himself a four-year term.
"I thank God and everybody because this is the highest position I will ever attain in my life," Bwalya said. (...)