One of the Sierra Leone players, Bell-Baggie selected by Leone Stars head coach Johnny McKinstry for the Elephants of Ivory coast match next month, in the African Cup of Nation’s group stage, is now suffering from hamstring injury.
According to the information reaching Awoko, the 22-year-old winger will be out for two weeks with hamstring injury.
The Sierra Leonean winger was replaced in the 61st minute after putting his side Tranmere Rovers in front, at the weekend but lost the match by two goals to one (2-1) to the host Shrewsbury Town.
Baggie told Football Sierra Leone that he will be out for two weeks with a hamstring injury, but not entirely sure of missing Sierra Leone’s AFCON qualifier.
“I was substituted after I pulled my hamstring. I was amazed with my first goal since February 2013, but very disappointed with the defeat”.
“Not sure about the Ivory Coast match, will have to see how I feel” Bell-Baggie admitted.
In 2012/13 season, Bell-Baggie went on to make 34 appearances for Tranmere scoring two goals. He was very impressive and manager Ronnie Moore awarded the winger a new deal earlier this year, which secured his future in Prenton Park until the summer of 2015.
Bell-Baggie was born in Sierra Leone and moved to the UK with his family in 1999, when he was aged seven.
The family returned to Africa six years later but Abdulai remained in England with foster parents.
Bell-Baggie won his first cap during a World Cup qualifying defeat in Cape Verde on 15 June 2013, since then, he is a regular international for Sierra Leone with five caps.
By Bernard Turay
Wednesday August 20, 2014