Najran SC defender David Simbo will miss Sierra Leone’s World Cup preliminary double header against Chad this month due to a knee injury, Football Sierra Leone informs.
The first leg match is scheduled to take place this Saturday in the N’Djamena, Chadian’s capital.
The 26-year-old former Al-Hilal defender is yet to fully recover from the knee injury he sustained playing for his club against Al Ahly in a friendly encounter last week.
Simbo who is one of the 14 foreign based players invited by Ghanaian technician Sellas Tetteh has expressed his disappointment of missing this weekend and next week encounters.
“I’m really disappointed not to be part of this all important matches for my country due to my knee injury, he said.
“But my prayers is with the team,” Simbo told www.footballsierraleone. net.
“I’m positive the technical team and national teammates will produce the result needed.” he noted.
Meanwhile, the return fixture between Sierra Leone and Chad will be played in Nigeria.
Barred since August 2014 by African football body (CAF) from playing their home matches in Sierra Leone following the Ebola outbreak, Leone Stars will host their second leg of their 2018 World Cup first-round qualifier against Chad in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on 13 October.
Goalkeepers: Solomon Zombo Morris (US Quievilly, France), Mohamed Kanu (LPRC Oilers-Liberia), Unisa Koroma (East End Lions FC)
Defenders: Umaru Bangura (Dinamo Minsk, Belarus), Mustapha Dumbuya (Patrick Thistle-Scotland), Sulaiman Bangura (Unattached), Mohamed Kamanor (FC Kallon), Kempson Fofanah (East End Lions FC), Yeami Dunia (FC Johansen), Abu Suma (FC Johansen), Sheriff Suma (Raevan-Azerbaijan)
Midfielders: Mohamed Kamara (Bolton Wanderers, England), John Kamara (Aris-Greece), Abdul Sesay (OPS, Finland), George Mattar (FC Johansen), Kwame Quee (FC Johansen), Alfred Nyuma (Central Parade FC)
Strikers: Abu Kanu (Mighty Blackpool FC), Alhaji Kamara (Norrkoping-Sweden), Mohamed Bangura (AIK Solna-Sweden), Christian Moses (FC Kallon-Sierra Leone)