Only a few days left before the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon (9 January-6 February). It is therefore time for the coaches to unveil the lists of their players called up for this continental showpiece. An exercise that Sierra Leone coach John Keister has done with a lot of caution as the rising stakes of the Covid 19 virus could end up prevent some national teams from having their European based stars.. He published on Monday a list of 40 local and international players.
The players will participate in the training camp of the Leone stars in preparation for the AFCON 2021. Once this training camp is over, John Keister will then define his final list of 28 players, before heading to Cameroon in early January 2022.
They will open their 2021 campaign on January 11 when they play against title defenders Algeria. Sierra Leone will later attempt to spoil the party for group hopeful Ivory Coast on January 16 before playing their last group game against 2015 host Equatorial Guinea on January 20th.
Sierra Leone qualified for the final competition in a tight group L of the qualifiers wherein they finished second behind leaders Nigeria. The lone stars qualified ahead of Benin and Lesotho
List of players called up
Goalkeepers: Mohamed Kamara, Ibrahim Sesay, Issac Caulker, Mohamed Kanu, Francis Koroma
Defenders: Umaru Bangura, Daniel Francis, David Sesay, Osman Kakay, Alie Sesay, Yeami Dunia, Abu Bakarr Samura, Kevin Whrigh, Saidu Mansaray, Steven Caulker, Mustapha Dumbuya
Midfielders: Kwame Quee, Rodney Strasser, Mohamed Kamara, Saidu Bah Kamara, John Kamara, Khalifa Jabbie, Alhassan Koroma, Alusine Koroma, George Davies, Saidu Fofanah, Abu Bumbuya, Emmanuel Samadia, Augustus Kargbo, Issa Kallon, Prince Barrie
Forwards: Musa Noah Kamara, Mustapha Bundu, Kei Kamara, Mohamed Turay, Idris Kanu, Christian Moses, Augustine Williams, Sulaiman Borbor, Alhaji Kamara.