The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) invited 18 foreign players to play for Leone Stars in their upcoming match against Equatorial Guinea slated for September 6 at the national stadium in Freetown.
According to SLFA, while 25 home based players are also undergoing intensive training for the all important match, the foreign-based players will start to arrive from the 1st of September.
Leone Stars need a victory over Equatorial Guinea to keep hopes of proceeding to the next stage of the competition alive – as a draw or loss will knock them out of the competition.
The foeign players invited are: Kewullay Conteh from Italy; Warren Kanu from Cyprus; Ahmed Deen, Carlton Cole, Manni Williams, Bash Savage, and Melvin Kamara from England; Ibrahim Kargbo, Gibrilla Sankoh and Paul Kpaka from Holland; Samuel Ballay from Finland; Sheriff Sumah from Sweden; Albert Cole, Umaru Bangura, Lennox Kanu, and Alfred Sankoh from Norway; and Captain Mohamed Kallon from Greece.
Christian Caulker, Alpha Lansana, and Mamadu S Bah are a few of the home-based players that are expected to still shine.
The national team is currently facing some financial constraints, so they are appealing to government and companies to come on board to help the team in the remaining two matches.