David Simbo returns for Sierra Leone must win in Yaoundé

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Al-Hilal based defender David Simbo is set to return from his one match ban, the defender missed Sierra Leone first leg AFCON in Yaoundé following two yellow cards. The former Sandviken and Boden defender was suspended for cards against of Ivory Coast in Abidjan on 6th September and in Leone Stars 2-nil defeat to DRC Leopards in Lubumbashi respectively.

He is expected to be part of the Sierra Leone squad that will face Cameroon Tomorrow (Wednesday) when the Lions host Leone Stars at the same ground, Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé.

This game is a must win game for Leone Stars if they are to increase their chances to qualify for Morocco 2015 in Africa’s biggest stage. Photo: David Simbo [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren Mckinstry)]

“I can’t wait to get back into the side, was hard for me watching from the sideline against Cameroon last Saturday.

“I hope I will be selected for our Wednesday game. The whole squad is talented and competition for places is getting tougher, Simbo told Football Sierra Leone UK.

The 6ft 3in defender who has been very significant for Sierra Leone under former Leone Stars Northern Irish Jonathan Mckinstry added,

“Am not worry about the competition I can play in three different positions in the National team, I just want to help the squad on Wednesday”.

Tough decision for the new technical team, head Coach John Ajina Sesay has a decision to make with the latest inclusion of Leicester City’s defender Alie Sesay who was also impressive on his debut a dominance performance alongside skipper Umaru Bangura.

Meanwhile, Turkey based Balikesirspor Sierra Leonean midfielder Khalifa Jabbie is not available for selection for Wednesday (AFCON) qualifier against Cameroon due to suspension.

Jabbie 21 was booked on Saturday against to receive his second yellow card in the AFCON qualifiers. The former Fredrikstad player first yellow was in Democratic Republic of Congo in Lubumbashi last month.

Cameroon maintained their unbeaten run in the qualifiers despite saw their 100% record come to an end against Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone registered first point of the qualifiers last Saturday in their home fixture in Yaoundé, a result that somehow pleases many soccer agog fans in Sierra Leone and beyond.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

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