Five foreign-based players have boosted the Sierra Leone camp for the doubleheader against Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau for this month’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers. 

The five players include Bolton striker Amadou Bakayoko, who scored his first goal for Sierra Leone in 1-0 over Liberia in March, Kwame Quee, China-based striker Mohamed Buya Turay, John Kamara and Italy-based attacker Augustus Kargbo. 

The SLFA media in the Guinean capital has confirmed that 12 out of the 25-man squad have arrived in Conakry, with twelve more expected, including Captain Steven Roy Caulker, to arrive in camp this evening. 

Keeper Mohamed Kamara, who a few days ago signed for Guinean giant Horoya AC, Bo Rangers keeper Ibrahim Sesay, Donald Kamara of East End Lions, Bo Rangers left-back Saidu Mansaray, local top striker Musa Noah Kamara, FC Johansen defender Lamin Conteh and Saidu Bah Kamara were all part of a light training session today.

In addition, Anderlecht winger Mustapha Bundu and Emden defensive midfielder Ibrahim Sillah will join the team on Thursday.

On the 9th, Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja will host Nigeria’s 2023 AFCON opening qualifier against Sierra Leone behind closed doors.

General Lansana Conté stadium to host matchday two Leone Stars home tie against Guinea Bissau on June 13. 

Connect with us on Twitter @football_sierra on Facebook/ Instagram, Football Sierra Leone, writer John Bangura.

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