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Sierra Leone national football team

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Sierra Leone
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Leone Stars
Association Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach John Keister
Captain Kei Kamara
Home stadium Freetown National Stadium
FIFA code SLE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 111 Decrease 8 (7 June 2018)
Highest 50 (August 2014)
Lowest 172 (September 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 114 Steady (6 May 2018)[1]
Highest 59 (15 January 1996)
Lowest 156 (7 June 2008)
First international
Flag of the British West Africa Settlements (1870-1888).svg Sierra Leone 0–2 Nigeria 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 10 August 1949)[2]
Biggest win
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 5–1 Niger 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 7 March 1976)
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 5–1 Niger 
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 3 June 1995)
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 4–0 São Tomé & Príncipe  (Freetown, Sierra Leone; 22 April 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Mali 6–0 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
(Bamako, Mali; 17 June 2007)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (first in 1994)
Best result Group stage, 1994 and 1996

The Sierra Leone national football team represents Sierra Leone in international football and is controlled by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA). The team is affiliated to the West African Football Union of CAF and they have never qualified for the World Cup.

Contents

HistoryEdit

Sierra Leone's first match was at home on 10 August 1949 against another British colony, Nigeria, and was lost 2–0. In 1954 they played another British colony and British administered U.N trust territory, Gold Coast and Trans-Volta Togoland (now Ghana), and lost 2–0 away. On 22 April 1961 they again hosted Nigeria and lost 4–2. On 12 November 1966, they hosted Liberia in their first match against a non-British colony and earned their first draw, 1–1. A week later, they lost 2–0 in Liberia. On 13 January 1971, Sierra Leone played their first match against a non-African team, West Germany's B-team. The match in Sierra Leone was won 1–0 by the Germans. Sierra Leone's first match outside Africa was also their first against an Asian nation, China. They lost 4–1 in China on 5 April 1974.[3]

2014 Ebola OutbreakEdit

In August 2014, the Sierra Leone FA cancelled all football matches in an effort to stop the spread of the 2014 Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone, a week after the Liberian FA did the same.[4] Sierra Leonean players playing outside Sierra Leone, such as Michael Lahoud playing in the United States, were discriminated against, with opposition players refusing to swap shirts, shake hands and allow them to certain places of the stadium just because they fear that they could be carrying the disease.[5] The Sierra Leonean national team isn't allowed to play home games and all players must be foreign based.[6] In 2016 Sierra Leone entered the Grecian Shield at Exeter university on Sunday 13 March.

Sierra Leone Football AchievementsEdit

Amilcar Cabral Cup :
  • 2 Times Champion (1993, 1995)
  • 2 Times Runners-up

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1930   to 1970   Did not enter
1974   to 1986   Did not qualify
1990   Did not enter
1994   Withdrew
1998   to 2018   Did not qualify
2022   To be determined
    2026 To be determined

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA Squad
  1957 to
  1968
Did not enter
  1970 Withdrew
  1972 Did not enter
  1974 Did not qualify
  1976 Did not enter
  1978 Did not qualify
  1980 Did not enter
  1982 Did not qualify
  1984
 1986 Withdrew
  1988 Did not qualify
  1990 Withdrew
  1992 Did not qualify
  1994 Round 1 13th 2 0 1 1 1 3 Squad
  1996 Round 1 15th 3 1 0 2 2 7 Squad
 1998 Withdrew
  2000 Disqualified due to civil war
 2002 Did not qualify
 2004
 2006
 2008
 2010
  2012
 2013
 2015
 2017
  2019 To be determined
  2021
  2023
Total First Round 2/30 5 1 1 3 3 10

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2017Edit

2018Edit

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Kenya on 10 June 2017.[7]
Caps and goals updated as of 10 June 2017 after the game against Kenya.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Solomon Morris (1990-06-16) 16 June 1990 (age 28) 17 0   US Quevilly
16 1GK Alhaji Dauda Camara 0 0   Horoya AC

17 2DF Umaru Bangura (captain) (1987-10-07) 7 October 1987 (age 30) 43 4   FC Zürich
18 2DF David Simbo (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 28) 18 0   Yeni Amasyaspor
3 2DF Mila (1987-10-22) 22 October 1987 (age 30) 7 0   FC Lahti
2 2DF Mustapha Dumbuya (1987-08-07) 7 August 1987 (age 30) 7 0   Partick Thistle

10 3MF Gibrila (1984-05-19) 19 May 1984 (age 34) 31 4   Olimpija
4 3MF Medo (1987-11-16) 16 November 1987 (age 30) 28 1   Kuwait SC
14 3MF Khalifa Jabbie (1993-01-20) 20 January 1993 (age 25) 15 2   Sheriff Tiraspol
7 3MF Kwame Quee (1996-07-09) 9 July 1996 (age 22) 14 0   Víkingur Ólafsvík
13 3MF Alfred Sankoh (1988-10-22) 22 October 1988 (age 29) 13 0   Denizlispor
12 3MF Bankolé (1988-05-12) 12 May 1988 (age 30) 10 1   FC Kaisar
11 3MF Kweku (1996-11-16) 16 November 1996 (age 21) 9 0   Floridsdorfer AC
6 3MF Abdul Sesay (1991-09-30) 30 September 1991 (age 26) 5 2   JS Hercules
8 3MF Michael Lahoud (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 31) 4 0   FC Cincinnati

5 4FW Kei Kamara (1984-09-01) 1 September 1984 (age 33) 27 4   Vancouver Whitecaps
9 4FW Crespo (1993-01-13) 13 January 1993 (age 25) 15 4   BK Häcken
19 4FW Alhaji Kamara (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 24) 6 2   FC Sheriff Tiraspol
15 4FW Buya (1995-01-10) 10 January 1995 (age 23) 0 0   Dalkurd FF

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for Sierra Leone in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up



Notes
  • DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary Squad.
  • RET Player has retired from international football.
  • SUS Suspended from the national team.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit