, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
The weekend was cheery for Sierra Leonean trio, Abdulai Bell-Baggie, Mohamed Buya Turay and Abdul Sesay as they all registered their names on the score-sheet over the weekend in their respective European leagues.
But attacking midfielder, Abdulai Bell-Baggie failed to stop his side slipping to a 3-2 defeat. The Sierra Leone international had put the Killick’s side back in the hunt at 2-2 after Steve Devlin’s first-half opener but the visitors found a winner through Montel Agyemang, who scored his second goal of the game on 54 minutes to leave Poole pondering their first defeat of the season on Saturday.
The following day, Baggie’s countryman, Mohamed Buya Turay, grabbed his fifth goal of the season in the Swedish Allsvenskan league as his struggling AFC Eskilstuna settled for a 1-1 draw away to AIK at the Friend Arena in Solna, Stockholm.
Turay gave the visitors the lead in the 18th minutes from a brilliant solo goal after dribbling past his marker and the AIK’s goalkeeper Oscar Linnér before slotting home easily with his right foot. However, the home side AIK hit back 9 minutes into the restart through Henok Goitom to settle for a point.
Elsewhere, attacking midfielder, Abdul Sesay, registered his third goal of the season to help JS Hercules settled for 4-1 win over PK-37 in the Finnish third tier league.
While Bell-Baggie, Buya Turay and Sesay were on the score-sheet, Michael Lahoud, Kei Kamara and Amadou Bakayoko got their names of the referees book.
Lahoud’s Miami FC secured 3-1 win over Indy Eleven and the Sierra Leonean midfielder got his name on the referees booked just 53 minutes of play. Kei Kamara whose New England Revolution defeated Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 was shown the yellow in 63 minutes while Bakayoko received his caution in 90+6 minutes as his Walsall registered 2-1 home win over Oldham Athletic in the English League One.
In Kazakhstan, John Kamara and his Kaisar FC returned to winning way as they defeated Tobol 1-0 while striker, Alhaji ‘Andriano’ Kamara made his Saudi Professional League debut for Al Taawon in their 1-4 away victory to Al Fateh. The Sierra Leone forward despite unable to find the net but was on the assist book setting up Abdulmajeed Al-Swat in the 59th minute for their third goal of the night.
It was a sad day in the office for midfielder, Alfred Zagallo Sankoh and his Denizlispor side as they started their new season campaign on a poor footing losing 3-0 to Adanaspor in the Turskish second tier league. Sankoh, who started the match, was later substituted in the 64 minutes.
In Denmark, Mustapha Bundu 65 minutes inclusion for AGF could not help secure maxium points as they were forced to goalless draw by OB while in Switzerland Super League, the Sierra Leone national team captain, Umaru Bangura received his first yellow of the season in FC Zurich 2-0 win over Sion.