Sierra Leone December’s football News in brief 

Former Sierra Leone under-17 star Emerson Samba was buried in his home town Serabu village eastern Sierra Leone, on Friday.

Former teammates, friends, families of his home town club Kamboi Eagles paid their last respect to Samba, who died age 32 after a long illness.

Meanwhile, the Kenema District Football Association, (KDFA) has called on all football clubs and stakeholders who wish to sign the condolence book of the late player, who passed away on 12th December 2019 to do so before the deadline on Friday 19th December 2019 at 10:00 AM.

The KDFA ExCO has placed the book in the care of Mr Ali EL Ali, commonly known as ALILOMA. All Clubs executive and other football stakeholders should contact him 076 621703 at his Kingsway street office in Kenema.

The late Samba, who was honoured in his hometown, represented Sierra Leone at the 2003 Under-17 World Cup in Finland.

The illness ended his playing career in 2015 after he spent nearly a year in hospital with an undiagnosed illness that left him paralysed.

During his playing career he played for Mighty Blackpool, Diamond Stars of Kono and his home town club Kamboi Eagles, helping them to win the 2014 FA Cup. He also briefly played in Lebanon as well.

 Liberia FA confirm Sierra Leone female friendlies

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) and Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) have agreed to play a series of friendly internationals.

In Makeni, Liberia will take on Sierra Leone at senior level on 18 December and then play Rising Queens on 20 December and Suba FC on 22 December.

In Bo, Liberia and Sierra Leone U-20 will lock horns c on 18 December and then take on Mogbewma Queens on 20 December and Mahmoud FC or Ram Kayany on 22 December.

LFA women’s football director Francis Tamba left Monrovia on 7 December for Freetown to finalize the friendly internationals.

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has confirmed that the West African Football Union (Wafu) upcoming Zone A Women’s Cup has been postponed.

The tournament, featuring eight teams (Senegal, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Guinea, The Gambia, Mauritania and Sierra Leone), was due to kick off on 13 December.

Wafu explained to the SLFA that the postponement “came after thorough consultations amidst logistical concerns the Union is presently faced with.”

“We shall inform you of the new dates as soon as possible.” 

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