Sohna, Simbo to meet Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone


KuPs and Gambian defensive midfielder Ebrima Sohna will be visiting Sierra Leone for a period of three weeks in December alongside Sierra Leone and Najran SC defender David Simbo.

The purpose of the visit is to meet with Ebola orphan children, and mothers affected by the deadly virus and also to launch the David Simbo Foundation in the Provinces.

This is the 26-year-old first visit to Sierra Leone as he was born in Gambia by a sierra Leonean mother  and a Gambian father, ‘Visiting Freetown will be a dream come true for me as we are coming to see children affected by the virus,’ he told

According to David Simbo, they will be in Freetown on the 5th of December to meet with the Minister of Gender and Children Welfare, The Minister of Sports, the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), before going to launch the DSF.

Simbo who has previously help the Government in the fight against of Ebola by Printing of T-shirt, Banners, and hosting of radio talk shows to disseminate the message about the harmfulness of the virus and how to prevent it maintained that this time the children and mother affected by the virus are his top priority that why he brought in Sohna as they share the same vision.

However, the Najran SC also joined fellow teammates Khalifa Jabbie, Alfred Sankoh to donates food and medical items to the flood victims in Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile to climax the visit, a football match will be organized where a foreign based team will play against the local base players as Ebrima Sohna will also be featured.

Sohna is a holding midfielder who with his fellow countrymen won the CAF U-17 Championship in Banjul 2005. He went on to be a key part of the Gambian team which beat Brazil in the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.

Sohna also helped the Gambia U-20 to qualify for the CAF U-20 Youth Championship CONGO 2007, where the Gambia came out the third position thus qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Youth Championship in Canada. Back in Gambia where Sohna started his career in the youth system of Wallidan FC one of the top club in Gambian football.

Sohna scored his first international goal against Mexico on 30 May 2010.

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