TWIN BROTHERS COMMIT THEMSELVES AHEAD OF DEBUT
Twin brothers Alusine Koroma and Alhassan Koroma ahead of the friendly encounter that is scheduled for Saturday the 17th March 2018 at 1200GMT, (3:30PM) Iran time, at the Azadi Stadium in the western part of Tehran to play between the Iran National Football Team (Team Meli) Versus Sierra Leone National Football Team (Leone Stars) has wholeheartedly committed themselves to put their utmost best of performances against Iran to arwilsonsports.simplesite.com on Friday 2200 hours GMT.
"We are very happy to be among the selected 28 Players for our National Team to play against Iran, we are used to putting in our all and our best of performances into the game jointly with co-mates to fly our country's flag higher at all times.
'This game is very important to us and it will be our third international friendly for the National Team and our first international away game since we made our way to the team in December 2017 from our football club (Marampa Stars) of Lunsar town in the Northern part of Sierra Leone, Alusine Koroma narrated when asked what is their felling making it to Iran with his twin brother Alhassan Koroma with the Leone Stars National Team?
His twin brother Alhassan Koroma further noted that: himself, his brother and co-mates are all in a very high spirit to secure a sensational win for Leone Stars on Saturday.
'It will not be a surprise to sports followers if myself and my brother's name appear on the starting line up team sheet against Iran, for we are ready to prove to our fans and Sports followers that we can do it best at all levels when provided with the opportunity Alhassan emphasized.
It's is crystal clear that the twin brothers last two games in January this year for the National Team against both Liberia Premier league 2017 champions Liscar FC and Guinea's Haifa FC all ended up 2-1 and 1-0 in favour of Leones Stars.
The twin brothers are very affirmative of having another winning with Leone Stars on Saturday against Iran for they believe that will change the world football ranked spot of Sierra Leone to a more progressive one.
This friendly will be very crucial to both teams as Iran (Team Meli) are looking forward on testing their teams rediness ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Sierra Leone (Leone Stars) are as well preparing ahead of their Derbies with Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya in September, October and November respectively in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 qualifiers with both home based and foreign based Sierra Leonean footballers are all set to represent and fly the Green, White and Blue flag higher in the world football.
KATARA FC'S STAR MIDFIELDER ALHAJIE .M TO HANG HIS BOOTS
Rokupr Town, Magbema Chiefdom Kambia District Katara Football club's Midfielder Alhajie M. Wrapping Kamara after 96hours of the March 7 2018, Sierra Leone general elections in an interview with arwilsonsports.simplesite.com disclosed his readiness to hang his boots for four football seasons and concentrate on his new academic venture.
"I will put an hold to my hobby football for the next four seasons due to my academic quest.
I will begin my Bachelor's Degree program at the Milton Margai College of Science and Technology in Freetown, where I will be studying Measurements and Evaluation (M&E) course, a Degree program that I had made up mind for and I'll be putting my all into.
"I am motivated to study M&E because there is a wider space in offices for M&E personnel to fill and I had been very promising at Mathematics form junior school to high school and studying a mathematics related courses at MMCES&T, is like a dream come true for me.
When asked about the impacts his move to study will create to other players he replied: "This will help motivate my co-mates who have got or are trying to complete their university recruitments to have the urge for furthering their Education at university levels that will enhance continual progress in the lives of footballers.
"Yes I am the third player of the club that is set to reach university peak, this shows clearly that the club has a good number of elites as perpetrated by our Manager: Musa K.D Mahmood for players to not only become football Stars but to as well become elites side by side. Alhajie said when he was asked about the team's players academic strength.
Alhajie is one of Katara Football club Players that has been very much useful to Katara football club since he joined the club in January, 2012 form Kassire town team.
He played with a good number of Katara Football club Star players including Katara 26years pointed right Midfielder and Former Kambia District Team (Kolenten Rovers) youngest Midfielder: Yusuf Sissoko Bangura in a good number of crucial games.
The 27 years old Katara football club midfielder attained the post of team captain of the club in 2016.
His laudably leadership qualities and soccer intelligence, during his reign as team captain of the club added more Laurels to Rokupr Katara football club.
During his reign the club made it way for the first time to two major football tournaments in Sierra Leone: the Lungi closet competition and the Presidential Trophy 2017: (Sierra Leone Champions League) as fans referred to it.
The 27years old further emphasized that: "Football has no pension and players should back it up with Education for the nation's development.
Kamara, rounded up highlighting that: "his four years absence with Katara Football club, as he will be duly focusing on his four years Degree course, will be a blow to his fans, team mates and the rest of the club for they will miss him likewise himself too, but the Midfielder expressed confidence in the club's technical side to be able to find a suitable replacement form other Midfielders in the club to play his role in the club.
He is nevertheless, hopefully to put on his best of performance in academics to bring Laurels home and join the club as well upon completion of his course.
This he affirmatively said: "will help motivate other players in the team and the Nation Wholeistically to further their Education.
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SANTINO FC WINS MAKENI MAROYAL CUP
CONSTITUENCY 037 ABU BAKARR JALLOH (ABJ) EXPRESS READINESS TO PROMOTE SPORTS
Constituency 037 in Makeni Bombali District aspiring candidate for the Parliamentary seat in the March 7 general elections of Sierra Leone, at a non violence football grand finals that was staged at the Makeni Manikala community playing field has assured Makeni people that he will promote sports especially football in his era as Member of Parliament of constituency 037 in line with their Party’s manifesto.
“My presence at the Makeni Manikala playing field today primarily is to support my wife Kadija Ballah Jalloh, who was invited by the organizers to do the kick off of this grand final football match as a native of Manikala community. She jetted into the country few days ago from the United States of America to honor the invitation of the youths of Manikala community Abu Bakarr Jalloh explained.
Sports is one among my priorities as to be Member of Parliament of constituency 037, inline the ideologies of the party I represent and our Presidential aspirant is one who dearly loves the youths and sports as well. That is why when the people of this country would have voted our party into governance come March 7, the Sierra Leone People’s Party under the leadership of Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, will revive the past glories of sports in this country, just as he did during his era and leadership as head of state of Sierra Leone with the NPRC party, ABJ emphasized.
ABJ continued his speech and note that: “their aim is to empower the youths through sports and our next step when in governance is to build the necessary structures and establish sports projects in schools, so as to facilitate the tapping of sports potentials at an early stage and as well help to build their sporting capacities strongly for better representation of Sierra Leone in world sporting competitions within and across the country in subsequent times.
ABJ also thanked the organizers for taking such bold step of staging a non violence football league of this nature as the elections date draws closer. He also called on Makenians and all Sierra Leoneans to make correct choices at the March 7 pools.
He reiterated on the relevancies of sports and how it can easily enrich it perpetrators, he continued his speech and cited examples to Sierra Leone legend and former Leone stars Captain Mohamed Kallon and the ex-Liberian footballer, George Upon Weah now President of the Liberian republic that it is sports precisely football that have place them in such strategic and enviable stands in their countries, Africa and the world at large. He crowned his speech by urging all Sierra Leoneans to embrace sports and encourage those who are involved into it as their careers.
“Success FC has more in store for Fans”… Said Amadu Deen Tarawalie
Head coach of Success Football club, Coach Amadu Deed Tarawalie has disclosed to the press, after his side breaks through as debutants into the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) North organized Mayoral League from countless appearances mini leagues within Bombali district, that: “Success football club has more pleasing performances of subsequent victories for the team, their fans, management and football loving fans of Makeni in subsequent games.
Coach Tarawaile said the above in a post match interview with Journalist Alusine Rehme after his side to Tom football club by 4-1. He emphasized that: “Success football was one of the favorite team that was seen as potential champions of winning the 2018 Mayoral League but due to some internal and external lapses of the team and the management of ocean Boys football club contributed to the lost his team suffered in the quarter finals stage of the league.
“But all is not lost for the team my players were distracted by some members Ocean Boys football club especially to my star player Calvin Nado Bangura who was solely always charged with the responsibility of interpreting my instructions in the pitch together with his co-mates. We are also competing in the alliance Coordinators Group inter district tournament and Success football club is representing Karene district and we are hoping for the best in that competition coach Amadu Deen narrated.
A cross section of Success football club players including Abdulai M. Kamara alias Champalankay a third year student in the Agricultural Department at the university of Makeni who was not part of the starting eleven of the game against Tom football club in the quarter final due to college examination, played in the remaining 40minutes of the game is one of their key striker and leading goal scorer accepted the result of the game noting that all is not lost and they are always ready to do more for the team and further interpret with is required of them by their head coach.
SLP OFFICER EXCELS IN COACHING DUTY
For the first time in the history of Northern football a Police officer has proved well on duty as a football coach.
Rogbaneh football club head coach Alfred Yobo Sesay after being part of the backroom staffs of Ocean Boys football club for over three years stood up tall with his first ever task as a head coach of Rogbaneh football club in the 2018 Makeni Mayoral Cup.
Coach Sesay’s side started well in the league with an 8-0 victory in their first group game in the league against Kamanda football in January with an hat-trick from Suffian Kalokoh, and two goals each from Issa Bella Kamara and Moses Z. Bangura and a lone goal from Alusine Sesay alias Tormentor.
As if such impressive win was not enough they had a 2-2 draw to Sowa before they defeated Makeni Comphrensive Academy (MCA Rangers) football club by 3-1 and confidently booked their quarter final spot and crushed SLYTO football club by 5-1 with Suffian Kalokoh, Joseph Kalokoh and Issa Bella Kamara all added their names to the scoring sheet once again.
“Really, the match was a good one, we won it against a tough side and this is a signal that we are sending to the remaining teams in the tournament that we are a formidable side eyeing the trophy as we will continue to win till we reach the grand finals stage of the league and celebrate with the trophy Alfred Yobo Sesay noted after their 5-1 to SLYTO football club on the 22nd February, 2018.
Despite having well composed players Alfred Yobo Sesay’s coaching skills has been very much useful towards Rogbaneh football club’s successive wins in the league. Knocking out Mission Lane Strikers football club at the semi finals stage aided Rogbaneh football club easily and impressively to the grand finals after a 2-0 victory they recorded on Friday the 2nd March 2018.
The team of many goals as been describe by their fans, Rogbaneh football club will face Santino football club on Sunday, the 4th march 2018 at the Makeni Mayoral Cup grand finals.
The 32 years old coach, Alfred Yobo Sesay has promised his fans a win but insisted to predict the game scores.
Sesay and Koroma the head coaches of both cubs will be faced with a very huge task on Sunday playing for the trophy with both teams having a well composed teams with a more advance midfield and attack for Rogbaneh and a more stronger defend and attacking forces for Santino with outstanding Goalkeepers for each team.
FADIKA LOOKS FORWADS TO A QUARTER FINAL WIN
Tom Football club Central Back, Ibrahim Fadika Koroma, in an interview has confirmed his readiness to secure a win over Success football club in their quarter final derby set for Monday the 26th February, 2018.
The 20years old defender after denying area Best football club a draw that would had qualified them to the quarter finals stage from the group stage of the SWASAL league, his side won the game by 1-0.
Fadika was sure that his side will cross over to the quarter finals with a win over Success football club which became a dream come true for the defender as they worked over Success football club with an astonishing 4-1 victory at the Makeni Wusum Stadium on Monday the 26th February, 2018.
In a post match interview Fadika noted that: “I told our supporters the last time that my team will win our quarter final clash against Success football club, that reality you have all seen 4-1 in our favour today.
He further added that “I and my colleagues will as well work acidulously to have a win their Semi-Final derby against Santino football club when they will meet on Thursday the 1st March, 2018 as they look forward to whet the appetites of their fans.
Fadika is one of Tom football club’s most consistent and outstanding defender, who join Seattle football club in November 2017 on loan and as well played incredibly for them in the 2017 Presidential Trophy.
MAKENI TOP STRIKER LUBRICATES MOUNTAIN CITY VALENTINE VICTORY
One of Makeni top strikers Ahmed S. Koroma popularly known as Lolo, scores a thirty minutes first goal of the game, from a seventeen meters range from goal mouth for Mountain City Community Football club in a loud 4-1 derby against Congo town community football club on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday the 14th February, 2018 at the Freetown Parade playing field.
The 19 years old striker has registered his first goal for Mountain City community football club after two games played since he signed a year deal for Mountain City community football club from Makeni division one side, Area Best football club in December, last Year.
Koroma’s goal against Congo town community football club lubricated the 4-1 win for Mountain City community football club with enormous applauds from fans.
“I am happy to score for my new club today after two games played and this is the highest win for our club in the COFA championship tournament since January, last Month and my goal is specifically for the club and for my fans to keep eyes on me as I am set to deliver more for my new club throughout my stay with the team and I will continue the hard work to deliver more goodies for the team as my fans and coaches are expecting from me, Ahmed S. Koroma noted.
After playing three games, Mountain City community football team have secured a draw and two wins with seven points five goals in their credit and two more games to go in the group stage of the COFA League.
“Koroma is a player to watch and he scoring his first goal for the team and in the game seems to have added more blessing to our team for his goal lubricates our loudest win with many goals, a city fan said.
He was the leading goal scorer in the Sierra Leone Northern Champions League (EBK-League) preliminaries and the leading goal scorer for his home football club Area Best of Makeni.
The striker is expected to be featured in the remaining two group matches for Mountain City community football club in the League to be paired with Makeni Bombali Shebora Football Club striker Suffian Kalokoh, who has also join Mountain City community football club a week ago.
SOWA FC STRIKES BACK AGAINST KAMANDA FC
After losing to Makeni Comphrensive Academy (MCA) Rangers Football club in the opening ceremony of the SWASAL North organized Mayoral Trophy on Friday the 26th January, 2018, Sowa Football club has strikes back against Kamanda Football club, on Sunday the 4th February, 2018 at the Makeni Wusum Stadium with an incredible three-zero, (3-0) win over Kamanda Football club who have conceived eleven goals in just two matches played to both Rogbaneh Football club and Sowa Football club respectively.
Sowa Football club striker Mustapha Mansaray alias Dybala, who missed the club first match in the opening match of the league against MCA Rangers Football club due to academic engagements, scored the first goal in the fifty-fifth minutes of the game form a penalty that was awarded to his team by central referee Mahmood.
As if the first goal was not enough, Mustapha strikes back and scored his second goal for Sowa Football club in the match, after crossing a four men defense of Kamanda Football club and posed a thundering kick on the ball that passed Kamanda Football Goalkeeper Joseph Tamba, and entered the goal in the fifty-eighth minutes of the game.
Mustapha's effort was complimented in the seventy-fourth minutes of the match by his team mate, Mohamed Jalloh who brilliantly scored the third goal of the match against Kamanda Football club for Sowa Football club after an incredible finish from a sixteen meters range form the goal line that gave Sowa Football club a comfortable three-zero win, over Kamanda Football club.
That result, place Sowa Football club second in group A behind Rogbaneh Football club with three points, three goals scored and one goal conceived, after two matches played.
Sowa Football club, Kamanda Football club, MCA Rangers Football club and Rogbaneh Football club all of group A, have just one more match each to play, ahead of round three in the Sports Writer Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) North, organized first edition of the Mayoral 2018 trophy.
MARAMPA STARS FC PLAYERS PROVES WELL WITH THE NATIONAL TEAM
MARAMPA STARS FC PLAYERS PROVES WELL WITH THE NATIONAL TEAM
After a very tough Football contest on the Christmas day at the Makeni Wusum Stadium between Wusum Stars Football club of Makeni and Marampa Stars Football club of Lunsar town, that all ended up by two goals one victory for the host team in the president's trophy seventh edition.
Five players of Marampa Stars Football club due to their impressive performances putted up against their opponents in the grand final Match, were invited on Christmas eve by Leone Star's head coach John Keister, to join the Leone Stars national Team home base side in Freetown for training.
The invited Marampa Stars players comprises of two Midfielders, a wingers, and two Defenders , who all left the soils of Lunsar for Freetown to join the Leone Stars National home base team for training.
Alhassan Koroma a Midfielder, his twin brother, Alusine Koroma a Winger, Denis Kargbo a midfielder, Abdul Razak Conteh a Defender and Joseph Cleveland a Winger all arrived safely in Freetown and reportedly are been referred to as all been fearing on well with the National home base team in Freetown in all spheres as expected of them by Leone Stars head coach John Keister.
Among the five players, twin brothers Alusine Koroma and Alhassan Koroma are putting up extra performances of rapid improvement and are gradually securing first team spaces in the National home base team.
Winger Alusine Koroma has recorded two successive caps of full-time for the home base team since they joined the team. The 22years old midfielder played for Leone Stars against premier league defending champions Liscar Football club of Liberia on the 11th January, 2018 which ended up by two goals to one in favour of Leone Stars.
Alusine and his twin brother Alhassan both played for Marampa Stars football club of Lunsar against Liscar football club of Liberia and dislodged the visitors by two goals to zero, on the 9th January 2018 at the Makeni Wusum stadium. Alusine Koroma also played against Hafia Football club of Guinea for Leone Stars at the recorded one zero victory for Leone Stars at the National stadium on the 14th January, 2018.
His twin brother Alhassan Koroma, who plays midfield role for the Sierra Leone national home base team likewise his brother Alusine made it to the starting lineup for the national side against Liscar Football club of Liberia, though was substituted for his Marampa Stars Football club team mate Denis Kargbo in the 50th minutes of the game. He also jets in as a substitute at the Sierra Leone national stadium on the 14th January, 2018 in the 60th minu5es of the game against Guinea top flights team, Hafia Football club and defending champions of the Guinea League.
The five invited Marampa Stars football club players are all doing well with the national team, primarily the twin brothers Alusine Koroma and Alhassan Koroma keep on excelling in Freetown rapidly. The two of them has signed a season deal for the Fouray Bay community in Freetown and are currently playing the central one Football Association Football league in Freetown.
Alusine Koroma and his twin brother Alhassan Koroma had been very much instrumental with Marampa Stars Football club for the past six seasons they have played for the club. They are popularly cherished by the Lunsar inhabitants and other football pundits for their goals scoring tricks and abilities to come from the back and give Marampa Stars winnings in crucial matches, with the simplest opportunity they can hand, they always change situation within the twinkle of an eye, which is the lead cause for them been feared by rivalry teams.
Based on the twins performance against Liscar football club of Liberia. there is a pending deal for the boys to Liscar football club as the team is set to participate in the Confedration of African Football (CAF) Champions League.
Stay connected to this website......More coming up in my next publication on the twins.
SEATTLE FC DISLODGED INDEPENDENT FC
……….IN THE 2018 SWASAL NORTH MAYORAL TROPHY
Bambay Boys (Seattle Football club) shucking lost of two goals to zero (2-0) to Mission Lane Strikers football club in match day four, in their first group game in the Sports Writer Association of Sierra Leone Northern Region (SWASAL) first edition of the Mayoral trophy 2018, but the Bambay Boys (Seattle Football club) re-bounced and stood tall against opponent team Independent Football club with an incredible seven goals to zero (7-0) win in their second group game on Monday the 5th February, 2018 in Makeni.
Bambay Boys (Seattle Football club), fourteenth minutes opener by Ibrahim P. Kamara started the goals countdown in the game, Alhaji Jalloh and Gbesaay in the twenty fifth minutes and thirty second respectively change the score line of the game to three zero earlier in the match.
As if the three goals were not enough, the Seattle Football club striker Alhaji Jalloh before the recess scores his second goal in the game and the league as well in the thirty ninth minutes.
Coming from the recess into the remaining forty minutes of the match Mohamed M. Samba coming from the substitute bench into the game with an assist from Alhaji Jalloh, Samba scored the fifth goal for Seattle Football club after sixty one minutes, in the next ten minutes Alhaji Jalloh scored the sixth goal of the game, that goal sealed his goal scoring in that game recording an hat-trick in one game just as Rogbaneh Football club Suffian Kalokoh and Area Best midfielder old age did as well against Kamamda Football club and Real Friends Football ball club.
Seattle Football club striker and clubs leading goal scorer Alhaji Jalloh though being the third player to score hat-trick in SWASAL North organized Mayoral Trophy said his primary target is to win the league for his club and not in a rush for golden boot league title.
A red card was issued to Mohamed G. Conteh after he committed two bookable offences he was finally sent off the pitch by central referee Fofanah, that paved the way for Seattle Football club Seventh goal in after Seventy sixth minutes, sealed the Seven zero win for Seattle Football club against Independent Football club.
The Media Officer of Seattle Football club, Mohamed Titi Kamara in an interview after the match expressed optimism for his team Seattle Football club though with three points, and five goals in their after credits two games, with only one match more to play in group stage, Titi Kamara further noted that Seattle Football club's faith into the league still stands tall and that they will clinch another three points from SLYTO Football on the 13th February, 2018 that will easily qualified them to the league quarter finals stage.
Bamoi boys(Seattle Football club) are currently occupying their place in group B with five goals, behind Mission Lane Strikers football club and SLYTO Football club, owning four points two goals and four points and one goal respectively.
REAL FRIENDS FC RIGHT WINGER INJURED
In a must win derby as fans of both clubs referred it to be for either clubs in the second group game in the ongoing Sport Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) north organized Mayoral Trophy left Real Friends Football club right winger Abdul Bangura injured.
Real Friends Football club right winger, Abdul Bangura in a battle with his Tom Football club opponent Mohamed Kamara, to win the ball in the fifty-sixth of the game was elbowed by his opponent that led Bangura to a sad experience as he lost two teeth of his.
Unfortunately the central referee Mahmoud didn't subscribed to that infringement; this is the second unfortunate injury of such nature. Some six Months ago it was Bombali Shebora Football club striker Suffian Kalokoh suffered the same pain.
Though Tom Football club won the match by four goals to one, the performance of Real Friends Football club especially Abdul Bangura who scored the only goal for Real Friends Football club in the game in the fourteen minutes as a reply to the goal his team earlier conceived after twelve minutes in the game that was scored by Tom Football club midfielder Mohamed K. Tholley, after twenty three minutes Mohamed Bangura who made his first debut in the SWASAL North organized Mayoral Trophy, scored the second goal for Tom Football club in the game.
Later in the game, Mohamed K. Tholley renounced and scored in the sixty one minute before David Jumo's winning goal in the eighth third minute of the same.
Nothing was more paining to head coach of Real Friends Football club Philip Koroma than the injury his star player incurred after a humiliating four one lost to harsh rivals Football club.
Coach Philo emphasis how significant Bangura is to the team and that the whole squad of Real Friends Football club will miss him dearly.
My worry is how soon my player will recover from this injury, especially him being the club's leading Goals Scored and the most committed player of the club, who is always yearning to do more for the club at all times. Abdul last won a mini league in November last year for the club, Coach Philo emphasized.
ISSA BELLA EXCELLS IN SWASAL NORTH 2018 MAYORAL TROPHY
Issa Bella Kamara who is commonly known as Bellano, after scoring two goals, winning a penalty with three assist to his team mates that aided his Football club Rogbaneh Football club to secure the most incredible winning with eight goals to zero against Kamanda Football club in match day two in the SWASAL North organized 2018 Mayoral Trophy. Kamara also won the man of the match award of that match on the 27th January, 2018.
Issa Bella's Sensational performances in the league so far, has been seen and been referred to by many football pundits as “a dawn of another Mohamed Kallon surfacing from the Northern part of Sierra Leone” due to the twenty four years old winger's commitments and passion for Football.
Bellano shines who won the highest goal scorer award (Golden Boot Award) in the first edition of the Airtel Rising Stars Tournament in 2010, continue to excels as he showcased against Makeni Comphrensive Academy (MCA) Rangers Football club Football club on Sunday the 4th February, 2018 in a four-one (4-1) victory which had seen Rogbaneh Football club to the top flight place of the league with six points, fourteen goals scored with only a goal conceived so far in after two games played.
Rogbaneh Football club four-one win against Makeni Comphrensive Academy (MCA) Rangers Football club on Sunday, added up another goal to the winger on the eve of his 24th years birthday, totaling three goals in favour of the 24years old winger for Rogbaneh football club in the tournament after two games played.
SANTINO FC KEEPS CLEAN SHEET WITH SIX POINTS EARNED
In a dramatic Football showpiece between Santino Football club (Parish Boys) and Area Best Football club on Wednesday the 7th February, 2018 in the SWASAL North organized Mayoral Trophy, recorded a two one (2-1) victory for Santino Football club, forcing Area Best Football club to lose three points honorably in their second group game in Group C.
This win is the second victory in a row for Santino Football club in the league. The team earlier two zero win recorded against Tom Football club in match day one, saw Momoh Conteh and Amadu Barrie all of Santino football club scoring against Tom Football club for their first time.
Playing without prominent Striker Amadu Barrie who was ill, Santino football club still got a win over Area Best Football club, though it was a tough Football contest between the two teams, but Mohamed Kofi Sesay and Abdul Conteh alias Ordonkor's goals were enough for Santino football club to secure another three points.
Kofi's goal has been the third fastest goal in the tournament; he scored in just three minutes of the game.
Not too long Area Best attacker James Conteh alia Apex goal replied to Santino Football club’s goal in the twentieth minutes of the encounter, this well timely and well scored goal by James ignite rising tension in the match, that saw a volleyed cross form Mohamed Kofi Sesay to Abdul Conteh alias Ordonkor to score the winning goal for Santino football club from a seven meters range from the goal line.
The Parish Boys (Santino football club) hopes of qualifying to the quarter finals stage of the league is at 75% already, a win or a draw will take them to the quarter finals stage of the tournament.
The Parish Boys are currently leading Group C with six points, three goals in their credit, seconded by Area Best Football club with three points, three goals, Tom Football club at third place with tree points one goal, and Real Friends Football club at fourth place with no points after two successive lost from two match played with seven goals against Real Friends football club of Masuba.
ABESS ZAYAT'S JUNIOR TEAM ALL SET FOR 2018 SWASAL NORTH MAYORAL TROPHY
The team manager of the 2016 champions of Presidential trophy, Abess Zayat of Pathfinders football club of Makeni, has assured Football loving fans of Makeni that Pathfinders football club junior team is well prepared to participate in the first edition of the 2018 Sport Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) Northern Region organized Mayoral Trophy first edition in Makeni.
Pathfinders’ football club is a team that was formed after the Sierra Leone civil war to help unify youths and the old people of Makeni. The club after gaining popular support form sport fans and residents of Makeni for their outstanding performances in Makeni Football, though at a point in time, the club dissolve due to some unforeseen circumstances.
In 2016 when Abess Zayat was sacked as team manager of Wusum Stars Football club of Makeni due to some internal impasse with some club executive members. Zayat, was left with only one option, which was to revive his former team Pathfinders Football club.
Without wasting time, Pathfinders’ football club was instantly revived by Abess Zayat, and he registered the team to the 2016 League. The club participated in the 2016 Presidential trophy sixth edition, though they had a poor start in the initial stage of the EBK trophy 2016 sixth edition.
They strongly went to the drawing board and bounced back impressively, and won their remaining matches in the league and reached the grand final stage of the competition in a grand style.
They played against Wusum Stars Football club in the 2016 grand final of the competition, and thrashed them by a lone goal and they were crowned champions of the 2016 sixth edition of the EBK trophy.
Abess Zayat, was reappointment as team manager of Wusum Stars Football club of Makeni in 2017, after his Pathfinders football club defeated his former club in the grand final.
Immediately after his reappointment as manager of Wusum Stars Football club, himself and other executive members of the club convincingly won the 2017 Presidential trophy, with Pathfinders football club refraining from participating in the 2017 EBK trophy in a bid to avoid rivalry between the two Football clubs.
"Two weeks to commencement of the SWASAL North organized Mayoral Trophy first edition 2018, a group of young talented footballers met me with urge to show case their soccer skills in the league, they requested me to register them as Pathfinders football club junior club, and as a sport Philanthropists I did as they requested" Abess Zayat expressed.
Abess further expresses his confidence in his twenty eight under seventeen Players and the strength of the technical side of his junior team Pathfinders football club junior, that they will compete though they are young and will be playing against experienced and exposed players in the tournament but he is sure his boys will win the first edition of the 2018 SWASAL North organized Mayoral league.
He made emphasis about the ongoing rumors about the players that he had hijacked them from the Makeni under seventeen Football club and other junior football clubs in Makeni, but debunked the rumors and emphasized that, he is confident that the boys are his and are all set to play the league under the ticket of Pathfinders football club junior, win the league and continue to be players of Pathfinders football club.
SLYTO FC SET TO COMPETE IN 2018 MAYOR'S TROPHY
The Sierra Leone Youth Transformation Organization (SLYTO) of Makeni, Chairman and Team captain had assured sports fanatics that SLYTO as a positively reformed youth group in the country that comprise of a huge number of youths that have been part of various clicks representing various colours (Red, Black, Green, Mauve and Blue) from different parts of the country who are now based in the municipality of Makeni, that: "they are all set to compete in the Sierra Leone Sports Writers Association (SWASAL) Northern Region organized 2018 first edition Mayoral trophy that is set to kick start on Friday, the 26th January, 2018 in Makeni.
SLYTO head coach, who is also the Chairman of the group, Abdul Bangura, alias "Lawal" said that SLYTO Football club has about forty players in the team among the players of the SLYTO Football club are former players of Junior Football club and Wusum Stars Football club, Juan, Bakayoko, and Okocha, who are all ready to compete for SLYTO Football club, in the first edition of the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone, North Mayor's league 2018.
"This is the time for us to come onboard as a unified and well transformed group in society to show case our hidden soccer skills, so that our group will be seen and recognised, as partners to Nation building, for our boys will play safe and will be devoid of all forms of violence, SLYTO Football club coach Abdul Bangura alias Lawal added".
Antony George Kargbo, commonly known as "Toniyayo" the team captain of SLYTO Football club, expressed gratitude, unbehalf of SLYTO to the Sierra Leone Sports Writers Association North for considering SLYTO Football club, and accepting them to take part in the 2018 Mayor's competition, as that will help them to show case their soccer talents, so as to help change the general public mind set about SLYTO being a group of dropouts, idlers, violence perpetrators and thieves within society, but the general public will completely see SLYTO Football club for the first time in a major soccer competition in the country, precisely in Makeni, in the Northern part of Sierra Leone.
SLYTO Football club team captain Anthony George Kargbo, also, called on all to give them the best support in the competition to become the champions of the Mayor's trophy.
He further said, that "they are all a well reformed group that are not bad people in society at all as others think about them.
"We will do our best to compete in peace and win the league without any form of violence form us so as to prove to the Makeni people that we are a changed and unified group, and to ours fans, we are looking forward to their support and strict maintenance of peace and sanity in the league as our team will be competing in the league against divisions Football clubs, like Area Best FC, Sowa FC, Real Friends FC, Teko Boys Society FC, Wusum Stars FC and other major FC's, the team captain of SLYTO Football club added".