• Head coach John Keister will miss the services of five of the thirteen players invited for the test in Nouakchott, Mauritania and Niger. 
  • Finland-based duo Rodney Strasser, Mohamed Medo Kamara, Iceland-based winger Kwame Quee, USL Championship joint top scorer Augustus Williams and Reggiana striker Augustus Kargbo have all confirmed their unavailability.
  • China-based striker Mohamed Buya Turay and Randers FC attacker Alhaji Kamara not available to comment.

Strasser on self-isolation after his TPS club announced on Thursday, October 1st that one of its players has been tested positive for covid-19. 

As a result, their Friday match was called-off as all players must adhere to the quarantine, health and safety rules.

“TPS Veikkausliiga team have one Corona infected player,” the club announced.

LA Galaxy II in-form striker Augustine Williams is unavailable due to club commitment but may join the John Keister’s side for the second test with Niger on October 13th.

Italy-based striker Augustus Kargbo will not be available for both matches due to 14 days return self-isolation.

Meanwhile, Queens Park Rangers right-back Osman Kakay, former Chelsea academy graduate, Orebro SK left-back Kevin Wright, Zire centre back Alie Sesay, defensive midfielder John Kamara and skipper Umaru Bangura have confirmed their availability.

Real Balompédica winger, 20-year-old Alhassan Koroma has confirmed he will be part of both matches presently on his way to Madrid Capital en-route Mauritania.

Koroma was part of the Sierra Leone side against Iran during the friendly in Tehran March 17, 2018, and was part of the Sierra Leone U20 side during the WAFU tournament in Liberia.

Sierra Leone will also take on the Ménas of Niger on the 13 th as both matches will serve as preparation for Nigeria in November.

Leone Stars last match was a 1-0 defeat to the Squirrels of Benin in Matchday two of the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers in November 2019.

List of the Foreign-based players confirmed to FSL News!


Skipper Umaru Bangura FC Zurich, Alie Sesay FC Zire Azerbaijan, Kevin Wright Orebro SK Sweden, Osman Kakay Queen Park Rangers England.


John Kamara Keshla FK Azerbaijan


Alhassan Koroma Real Balompédica Linense 

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