Hamzad Kargbo features in QPR’s preseason defeat

Hamzad Kargbo features in QPR’s preseason defeat

Sierra Leone native Hamzad Kargbo was named in Gareth Ainsworth’s Queen Park Rangers’ first-team squad as they suffered a 3-0 defeat in a pre-season friendly to Slavia Prague in Austria.

QPR were two goals down at half-time before the Czech top-flight outfit rubber-stamped their win shortly after the hour mark.

Gareth Ainsworth’s men included debutant Ziyad Larkeche among their starters following his summer switch from Fulham – who lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation initially.

Kargbo, 21, who has been on loan to Southern United, started the match in Austria.

Last season, he played on loan for Oxford City. Kargbo, who joined QPR in 2014 from Mass Elite Academy in London, could make his second appearance when Rangers return to pre-season action next Saturday, taking on Vorwarts Steyr at the Liwest Arena to round off our trip to Austria.

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Morocco came from behind to clinch their first TotalEnergies U-23 Africa Cup of Nations title against ten-man Egypt at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, requiring extra time to settle the match.

They became only the fourth nation to lift the trophy since the football tournament was launched in 2011. Morocco finished runners-up in the inaugural tournament losing to Gabon 2-1 in Marrakech.

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In the first edition, Académie SOAR in Guinea, Djoliba Athlétic Club from Mali,  Casa Sports from Senegal and Horoya Athletic Club participated.

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Sierra Leone FA members bury hatchet at Ordinary Congress

Sierra Leone FA members bury hatchet at Ordinary Congress

  • Members were pleased with the decisions taken at SLFA Ordinary Congress.
  • The reduction of Premier League teams from present 18 to 12 was unanimously embraced by members by the 2025/26 league season. 
  • A package of artificial turf, floodlight, perimeter fence, 100KVA generator and 100-seater pavilion at the SLFA Academy Field, Approved School Field, Port Loko Town Field and Bo Coronation Field are all in the pipeline.

“For me, this was the best Congress attended in a decade with my experinced in previous Congress,” a member who wanted to remain anonymous attested.

“An open discussions on desicive issues towards the development of the game. We are more unified as President Daddy Brima – and his executive outlined isssues and progress updates on urgent infastratural process. Now, we wait to see the outcome.”

Toeing the line was Mighty Blackpool and one of the most experienced football administrators in the country, Rodney Michael.

“Overall, the congress was well organised in line with the provisions of the statutes. Documents submitted a bit late, but everyone was given the opportunity to freely participate and even criticise without being frowned upon,” Rodney Michael, one of the leading administrators, noted.

The Mighty Blackpool chairman continues, “The process was smooth as the Chairman of the occasion, who happens to be the FA boss, allowed congress to delibrates to decide on almost all issues. There were issues of concerns raised, but overall the FA presented a lot of ambitious projects in the pipeline, which if they materialise, would be a wonderful achievement by the President and his Executive. We wait in excitement to see the completion of the projects.”

Congress Wrap-Up

Led by the Sierra Leone Football Association President Thomas Daddy Brima and his Executive Committee, the first under his leadership since he took office in 2021, was witnessed by the Minister of Sports Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, Executive Director of the National Sports Authority Dr Kenneth Brima and the President of the National Olympic Committee Prince Suallay.

Among other things, stakeholders deliberated on issues pertinent to the development of football nationwide, key among which was the adoption of a new Football Ecosystem aimed at reducing the number of teams in the various SLFA leagues to ensure quality, efficiency and proper league management.

President Thomas Daddy Brima vehemently disclosed several upcoming developmental projects set to be implemented by his Executive Committee. As per the president’s statement, a package of artificial turf, floodlight, perimeter fence, 100KVA generator and 100-seater pavilion at the SLFA Academy Field, Approved School Field, Port Loko Town Field and Bo Coronation Field are all in the pipeline.

“As part of the same projects, the Kono artificial turf pitch will be renovated with a perimeter fence whiles the Kenema pitch will be equipped with standard floodlight.”

The projects are set to commence in August 2023 as the Netherland-based contractors representing Edel Grass are expected to arrive in Freetown on Friday, July 7th, to complete the necessary documentation.

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