Seven foreign-base players out of twelve invited by head coach John Keister have arrived safely at the Southern city of Morocco Agadir ahead of crucial qualifiers against São Tomé and Príncipe. 

Leone Stars of Sierra Leone set to engage their Central African counterparts on Wednesday the 22nd in the first of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers match day three before their second meeting on the 26.

Already in camp are the thirteen home stars and seven foreign based in readiness for their crucial doubleheader.

The foreign-based are skipper Steven Caulker- Wigan Athletic, Kamil Conteh from Gateshead,  Sullay Kai Kai- MK Dons, twin brothers Alhassan Koroma and Alusine Koromo RB Linense, Augustus Kargbo- Crotone and Emmanuel Samadia from the Israeli side- Hapoel Rishon.

The others are expected to arrive later this evening as preparation continues. The team resided at the Riu Palace Hotel, Tikida Taqhazout.

45,000 seater Grand Stade Adrar Agadir in Morocco will host both critical 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches on the 22 and 26 of March, respectively.

Sitting third in Group A, Sierra Leone will resume action in the race to Ivory Coast 2023 against São Tomé and Príncipe on Wednesday 22nd, 2023, before the second leg on 26 in Morocco.

This will be the sixth meeting between the two nations. Their last meeting was a goalless draw in Africa Cup of Nations 1st round 2nd leg Freetown 16 June 2012. Sao Tome e Principe won the first leg 2-1 at home on 29 February 2012.

TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to be the 34th edition of the biennial African international association football tournament organized by CAF.

By Martin Wusha Conteh in Agadir Morocco

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