The National team Leone Stars is expected to depart the shores of Sierra Leone today for South Africa with a 26 man delegation for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the Africa Nations Cup qualifier.
This will be the fourth match for both teams in the competition with the two teams being level on three points each though South Africa are leading Sierra Leone by goal difference.
The match is expected to be a very difficult match for the Leone Stars squad as the Bafana Bafana boys need a win at all cost to still be in the race. A loss at home to Leone Stars will seriously affect the team.
Leone Stars on the other hand are going to the match with determination to win or at least to secure a point from that match and the weather will also be a disadvantage to Leone stars during the match.
The other thing that will affect Leone stars is how can a national team go to such a crucial match with only one coach – Ahmed Kanu with no body to assist him – that is going to affect the team seriously.
If the team loses that match Ahmed Kanu should not be held responsible because when the South African team came here they had over 10 technical staff in which everybody had a major role to play.
But in the case of Sierra Leone some of the officials who are making some of these trips have nothing to offer they are going on a jolly trip which is very bad that is why Sierra Leone football is not going any were.
The delegation is comprised of 18 players and 8 officials some of the players are Christian Caulker, Warren Kanu, Mohamed Kallon, Umaru Bangura, Mustapha Bangura and Sheriff Suma and a host of others.
The officials are
the leader of delegation Dr Algassium Jah, deputy minister of Education Youth and sports Team Manager Ahmed Sesay, head coach Ahmed Kanu, team doctor Rashid Kabia, SLFA representative Abubakarr Kabba, WAFA chairman Alhaji Alim Sesay and press officer Unisa Deen Kargbo.