One of Sierra Leone’s past heroes, Sylvanus Morris, was laid to rest yesterday at the Ascension Town cemetery after a well attended service at the St Anthony Church, Brookfields in Freetown.
He passed away on February 12 after a short illness at the Cupid hospital at Kingtom.
During the laying-out ceremony at the Friendship Hall at the National Stadium in Freetown, many sport personalities including the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA)’s president Nahim Kadi, the director of sports Sadiu Mansaray, and Rev Sawyer amongst others paid tributes to this great sportsman.
The director of sports noted that the late man represented the national team and clubs at international competitions and that he was one of the footballers who created serious impacts in Sierra Leonean football.
Rev Sawyer said the late man was known as the “Easy Devil” in Sierra Leone and that during their stay in Ghana he was nicknamed “the Wizard” because of his impressive performances. Sylvanus Morris attended the St Anthony Primary School and later proceeded to the St Edwards Secondary School at Kingtom. He started his football career with Sokroll Eleven which later transformed to Mighty Blackpool, and started representing Sierra Leone in the 1950s and quit in 1969.