Sierra Leonean football international Mohamed Medo Kamara may play against the English Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight, when Bolton and Chelsea meet in the third round of the Capital One Cup.
The midfielder played for Sierra Leone in their 2-1 and 2-0 defeats to Ivory Coast and DR Congo, respectively, in last month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Medo’s last start for Bolton in the Championship was against Leeds United, when his side lost 1-0 and he was replaced by Feeney in the 82nd minute. He was part of the Bolton side that lost to the Wolves, but he played no part in that match. Manager Dougie Freedman left him on the bench.
The Leone Stars midfielder was part of the Bolton side that sent local rivals Blackburn to their biggest league defeat last campaign, 4-0. Kamara headed the Wanderers into the lead, with Joe Mason and Jay Spearing adding one goal apiece on either side of the break.
Chelsea will host the Championship side. Bolton’s last visit to the Bridge in this competition was back in 2009/10 in the fourth round stage. Chelsea won that match 4-0.
Sierra Leone still searching for alternative venue
Sierra Leone is still searching for a venue to host their next match against Cameroon in a 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier next month.
The Confederation of African football (CAF) decided over the weekend to keep in place the ban on Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia from hosting any international football matches for fear of spreading the Ebola disease.
The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), with the consent of the Ministry of Sports, has reportedly already contacted a number of countries, including Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda.
The Leone Stars were forced to play their last home 2015 AFCON qualifier against The Leopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the DRC’s second City of Lubumbashi.
But the relationship between the two countries collapsed as executive members of DR Congo and fans did not treat the Sierra Leone delegation properly. The hosts refused Siera Leone the right to sell their own tickets, which did not go down well with the Sierra Leone delegation.
As the SLFA and the Ministry seek a new venue, the Leone Stars are currently at the bottom of Group D, after losing their matches last month to Ivory Coast and DR Congo.
By Bernard Turay
Wednesday September 24, 2014