Freetown, Sierra Leone – Real Republicans FC is in mourning following the unexpected death of their esteemed defender, Alie Kapri Dumbuya, affectionately known as ‘Cheese Man.’ The 28-year-old passed away on the evening of Monday, December 4, 2023, on the eve of the highly anticipated Premier League encounter against FC Kallon, originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2023, at the Trade Center field.
Formerly associated with FC Johansen as a founding member for a five-year tenure, ‘Cheese Man’ later joined Sierra Leone Police FC before moving to Real Republicans FC this season. He actively participated in all four matches played so far, making valuable contributions as a substitute.
Barrie Alpha, the Public Relations Officer of Real Republicans, disclosed that ‘Cheese Man’ had trained with his teammates before his untimely death on Monday night, succumbing to a heart attack.
“With great sadness, the Real Republicans Football Club management office announces the death of the respected player, Alie Kapri Dumbuya,” the club stated. “In this dark hour, Chairman Alhaji Umaru Bah, on behalf of himself and his executive members, the players, the technical and administrative teams, and fans extend their most sincere and deepest condolences and regrets to the family of the deceased, to his loved ones, as well as to all components of the Real Republicans FC.”
The funeral for Alie Kapri Dumbuya, ‘Cheese Man,’ will take place today, Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at the Kingtom Cemetery, following the 4 pm prayer at the Kingtom Bridge Mosque.
In consideration of this tragic loss, the Premier League match between Real Republicans and FC Kallon, initially set for Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at the Trade Center field, has been postponed. The rescheduled match will now take place on Thursday, December 7, at the Attouga mini stadium, starting at 3 pm.
The football community joins in mourning the passing of Alie Kapri Dumbuya, ‘Cheese Man,’ a player who made significant contributions to the sport and will be dearly missed. BT/6/12/2023