Two Sierra Leone U-19 cricket players captain Abubakarr Kamara and Ibrahim Kabia who have won the man of the series in both competitions in Mozambique and Zambia are expected to depart our shores in October this year to take up a professional contract in South Africa. According to the Public Relations Officer of the association Allieu Bockarie the contract of these two cricketers is going to last as long as the players can live up to the expectations of their various clubs in South Africa.
According to Allieu the two cricketers were spotted during their 6 days training in South Africa where the U-19 cricket team was able to play some matches with some professional clubs at which they performed up to international standards, thus the need for their services.
Allieu also mentioned that other power house cricket nations in Africa and Europe have eye-marked some of these U-19 players for international contract but they want to look at their performances in the play off before they can finally make official contact for them.
He also revealed that these same scouts in South Africa have interest in the Senior side that is why they will be going to Malawi to look at the senior National Team playing in the competition.
Maybe two or three of these senior players will prove well and they will be able to give them professional contracts.