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Diaspora World Cup: Sierra Leone Beats England

2014-05-25 21:12:41

Commentary 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). Only four teams (...)Read the full story »

Dede Abu laments soccer problems in Sierra Leone

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 (...)

SLOOAA Prepares for 2009 Soccer Tournament

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 (...)

TSSSA Youths Lead Sierra Stars Fundraising Efforts

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, (...)

Update on Eunice Barber story

8 December 2008
Dear Editor, 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 (...)

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 (...)

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Let’s Consider ICT in tackling Ebola

By Mariama Kandeh, Guest Writer, UK. Sierra Leone is at the helm of a serious and very challenging public health issue that has the propensity to reverse the gains already made in the public (...)


Solidarity is a Pillar for Press Freedom

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

Journalists in Sierra Leone would only meaningfully enjoy the freedom they are yearning for when there is solidarity among them. The incessant press wars, manifestation of malevolence and (...)

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