Africa’s football governing body, CAF, still maintained bans on West African affected countries – Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia hosting any international football because of fears of spreading Ebola.
CAF Said, “It affirmed its position following advice from the World Health Organisation no CAF competitions scheduled to take place in countries affected by the epidemic.”
This means Kamboi Eagles Sierra Leone’s representative in this season Africa Confederation Cup competition despite stepping up their preparation will have to find an alternative home to host ASO Chlef if they are to participate in the preliminary stage of competition.
The Kenema based club, will face a tricky encounter against Algerian dark horses away from home at the Mohamed Boumezrag Stadium in the first leg match in mid-February and host the return leg two weeks later.
The Eagles technical team already selected 22 players in the preliminary squad presently undergoing training in the Kenema City field twice daily
According to a local reporter from Eastern Radio 101.9, Sallieu P Bangura in Kenema it official over 12 players have already been registered that will take on the Algerian side ASO Chlef next month.
“They currently train at the Kenema City field from Monday to Friday. So far over 12 players out of 18 already registered, 8 players were brought in outside Kenema to support the current squad,” Sallieu told www.Footballsierraleone.net.
Officials of the Kenema based club specifically focused on the players’ conditions, and the fitness level of the squad is assessed by their technical experts to ensure they are fully ready.
The three times FA Cup winners head coach Alhaji ‘Abedi’Foray will use the next couple of weeks to analyse his players, before trimming the squad that will travel to Algeria for the first knockout tie.
Kamboi Eagles withdrew from the 1993 CAF Cup in the first round. And in 1986 they were disqualified from the Cup Winners Cup but participated 1982 in the same competition but they were eliminated in the first round.
The Algerian side is presently second from bottom in their domestic competition.
ASO Chlef (Alg) – Kamboi Eagles (Sie) 13.02.2015
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