One of the best players from Bo district Umaru Konneh jnr passed away on Tuesday 24th June in Freetown at the age of 35 years old after a short illness.
The late man started his football career during his primary education at St Paul’s Pujehun and he went on to Christ the King College (CKC) Bo all because of his performance during the school league in Bo.
The Bo Ahamaddiyya Muslim School wasted no time in getting him into their school and school football team which he went on to help win many trophies and decided to finish his secondary school education at the school.
After his secondary education because of his ambition to learn he decided to purse his educational career at the Njala University College where he was able also to excel for his college and his name became a house hold name in Bo for football.
During his schooling he was also part of Nepean Stars football club after which he went to Liberia to continue his footballing. Because of his skills and disciplines in the game he attracted one of the A teams in Liberia which was Oilers FC where he again excelled.
When he decided to return to Sierra Leone he was missed by many Oilers fans for his dribbling skills and he was invited into the U-23 squad where he played a pivotal part in the team.
His performances in the U-23 squad attracted premier league side Mighty Blackpool to sign the late man. After a short spell with Blackpool he decided to return to Bo and played for Bo Rangers where he finally met his death.
The late man’s corpse was taken to Bo yesterday for the funeral service at the New Harvest Ministries Central Church Bo and later laid to rest at the CKC cemetery.
The late man will be missed by Football lovers in the country.