Sierra Leone head coach John Keister has named his preliminary 40-man ahead of the Total Energies 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Former England defender Steven Caulker, 29, presently playing for Gaziantep FK on loan from Fenerbahce, is part of the provisional squad.

Greek top-tier side Panetolikos new acquisition Jonathan Morsay has been left out due to a recent hamstring injury.

Netherlands-born winger Issa Kallon look set to make his international debut for Sierra Leone in Cameroon.

Mohamed ‘Medo’ Kamara former Bolton Wanderers midfielder, Mustapha Dumbuya unattached. Rodney Strasser, Kei Kamara and skipper Umaru Bangura are all included.

The list will be trimmed down to 28 out of the 40-man s to represent Sierra Leone at the Nations Cup.

Sierra Leone is in Group E after reaching the tournament after 25-years following a 1-0 win over Benin on June 16 at Stade Général Lansana Conté de Nongo. 

The TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Meanwhile, there is still uncertainty over the tournament going ahead as planned. However, the caf a few days ago dismissed these rumours.

Organisers have stated that only fans who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with proof of a negative test can attend January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Group B – Algeria, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast 

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