Quartet on target in Europe
By Sahr Morris Jnr.
Tranmere Rovers winger Abdbulai Bell-Baggie was one of four Sierra Leonean players who were on target this weekend for their respective European clubs. The others are Gibrilla Julius Woobay, Albert Kargbo and striker Alhassan ‘Crespo’ Kamara.
In the Swedish Allsvenskan League, ‘Crespo’ Kamara scored his fourth goal in three matches since returning from injury as his Orebro side defeated AIK 4-2. Kamara scored the first goal of the match in the 8th minute.
In the Third Division, Albert Kargbo scored his 12th goal of the season as his Friska Viljor FC side defeated Salsåker-Ullånger 2-1 at home, while in the First Division, full-back Mohamed Kamanor played for 66 minutes as his side Umea FC thrashed Valsta Syrianska 3-1.
Another Sierra Leonean midfielder, Ibrahim Kallay, enjoyed full-time action for IFK Luleå in their 2-2 draw with Västerås SK FK. In the same division, defender Ishmael Koroma also played full-time for Nyköpings BIS in their 1-2 defeat at home.
In the Swedish Supperrtan, Ibrahim ‘Marcel’ Koroma saw 71 minutes of action in his Varbergs BoIS FC’s 0-2 defeat to IK Sirius FK.
In the Azerbaijan Premier Division, Gibrilla Julius Woobay scored the only goal for Neftci in their home win against FK Baki. Also, midfielder Alfred Sankoh played full-time for Kazar Lankaran in their 1-0 defeat to Sumqayit.
Another goal scorer over the weekend was Abdulai Bell-Baggie, who netted his first goal since February 2013 as his Tranmere Rovers side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Shrewsbury Town in the English League II. Baggie put Rovers ahead in the first half but the host Shrewsbury levelled and went on to score a late winner, thanks to a Mickey Demetriou goal.
In the English Championship, striker Kei Kamara was left out of the Middleborough squad for the second week as they lost 1-0 to Leeds United.
Elsewhere, midfielder Mohamed ‘Medo’ Kamara played for 66 minutes as Bolton Wanderers were held to a 2-2 draw by Nottingham Forest.
In League One, Mustapha Dumbuya’s Notts County suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Fleetwood FC.
In Portugal’s Division 2, Ibrahim ‘Obreh’ Kargbo played full-time for Atlectic Clube de Portugal as they were held at home to a 2-2 draw by Chaves on Sunday evening at the Estádio Da Tapadinha in Lisbon.
In the Belarus Premier Division, Umaru Bangura played full-time for Dinamo Minsk as they were held to a goalless draw at home by Dnepr Mogilev.