Predicted Lineup: Tetteh targets World Cup slot

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Oct

Sierra Leone head coach Sellas Tetteh has declared readiness to take on the challenge in the first round preliminary of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Chad in N’djamena.

Leone Stars kicks off on Saturday, October 10, 2015, vying for World Cup slot against a team ranked over 50 places below Sierra Leone in the global world rankings for October.

The 58-year old Ghana-born is optimistic despite his disappointment over the unavailability of Major League Soccer-leading goal scorer Kei Kamara.

He revealed he is optimistic over the squad potential to book a place to the next phase, “I have confidence in this squad and I’m convinced they have the potential to do great things. As for those injured, it’s all part of the game. We are moving forward,” he told Cafonline.

Ten foreign-based players and 10 locals’ players are available for the doubleheader.

Sierra Leone are barred since August 2014 from hosting international matches due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Leone Stars will host their second leg of their 2018 World Cup first-round qualifier against Chad in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on 13 October.

However, the seven-time African Champions Egypt will take on the winner of this contest in November next month.

Last September, Tetteh was the instigator for Leone Stars goalless draw against the African champions, Cote d’Ivoire in the 2017 Africa Nations Cup qualifier in Port Harcourt.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Solomon Zombo Morris (US Quevilly, France), Mohamed Kanu (LPRC Oilers, Liberia), Unisa Koroma (East End Lions FC)

Defenders: Umaru Bangura (Dinamo Minsk, Belarus), Mustapha Dumbuya (Partick 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)

By Alie Bittar @bittar32

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

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