Sierra Leone defender, Umaru Zangally Bangura has been named in the Best African XI to have ever played in the Belarusian Premier League.

The Leone Stars skipper spent a total of three seasons in the top-flight.

Bangura first landed in the Vysheyshaya Liga in 2014 where he made a total of 30 appearances, he went on to play in the respective two seasons before leaving the club.

In August 2016 he signed a three years contract with Swiss club FC Zürich and made his league debut for the club on 22 August 2016 in a 1–0 home victory over Neuchâtel Xamax. He was subbed on for Armando Sadiku in the 84th minute.

The 32-year-old scored his first league goal for the club on 2 October 2016 in a 5–0 away victory over FC Wohlen. His goal, scored in the 61st minute, made the score 4–0 to Zürich.

African Best XI in Belarus named

Goalkeeper: Issa Ndoye (Senegal)-‘Slavia’ (2017).

Left-back: Godfrey Stephen Bitok (Nigeria)- Isloch (2019-present)

Central defender: Gabi Kiki (Cameroon)- Dnipro (2017-18), Dynamo Brest (2018 – present)

Central defender: Umaru Bangura (Sierra Leone)- Dynamo Minsk (2014-16)

Right-back: Paul Bebe King (Cameroon) Neman (2015-19)

Defensive midfielder: Pascal Mendi (Senegal)- Partizan (2010), Dynamo Brest (2011), Torpedo-BelAZ (2012-13)

Midfielder: Bruno Mbanangoy (Gabon)- Dynamo Minsk (2006-09, 2011-12)

Midfielder: Adam Soro (Côte d’Ivoire)- MTZ-Ripo (2006-08), Minsk (2009-11), Shakhtar (2013-14), Neman (2015)

Midfielder: Abubakar Camara (Guinea)- MTZ-Ripo (2007-11), Minsk (2012)

Striker: Momo Yansane (Guinea)- Isloch (2019 – present)

Striker: Joel Fameyeh (Ghana)- Belshina (2016), Dynamo Brest (2016-19)

Source: The Journal NewsPaper Sierra Leone – Connect with us @football_sierra, on Facebook/ Instagram Football Sierra Leone.

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