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Sierra Stars set for Guinea Bissau opener  

September 10, 2018

By Sahr Morris Jnr

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Sierra Stars players ready for the MRI scan

Sierra Leone U- 17 team, Sierra Stars, is gearing up for their 2018 West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone A qualifiers opener against Guinea Bissau on Tuesday, September 11 2018.

The team which arrived in Senegal’s capital, Dakar last Friday with a 29-man delegation headed by Ali Badara Tarawallie underwent a mandatory scheduled MRI test on Saturday at the IMODSEN medical Centre in Dakar but the full report in the result was unavailable until press time.

Newly appointed Coach Tito Cole will look forward to getting off a flying start in his first task against Guinea Bissau before their cracker against the tournament hosts Senegal two days later.

Meanwhile, the defending African champions Mali are in Group B alongside Liberia and Gambia.

Group C teams are Guinea, Mauritania and Cape Verde.

The tournament will be played from the 9-18 September 2018 at the Alassane Djigo Stadium in Pikine (Dakar) and the newly built Stade Ngalandou Diouf in Rufisque.

The winner of each group and best runner-up will qualify for the last four. The finalists will represent the Zone at next year’s Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.

Sierra Leone Full Squad below;

Habid Kamara, Inbrahim Bangura, Donald Kamara, Mucarr Rahim, Derosime Ibrahim, Thomsa Sesay, Sankoh Ajay Moses, Mohammadu Lamin, Lamin M Kabba, Tolo Osman Bangura, Jonathan Buck, Patrick Bangura, Chernor M Jalloh, Alimamy Kamara, Masilika Yusif Conteh, Abubakarr Kanneh, Idrissa P. Conteh, Hassan Kamar, Sheku Sesay and Daniel K Komeh.