By Sahr Morris Jnr.
Orebro striker, Alhassan ‘Crespo’ Kamara has been ruled of Saturday’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Sihlangu of Swaziland in Freetown.
Kamara was part of coach Johnny McKinstry’s 23-man squad named for the return leg tie but after Tuesday’s training session, the Leone Stars trainer confirmed the player will miss out due to injury.
According to reports from Sweden, the striker suffered another injury blow after he collapsed during his club’s Friday training session. The latest injury news is a setback for the former FC Kallon striker who recently returned from a meniscus injury in a warm-up match before the start of the Swedish league.
Another doubt for Saturday’s clash is FriskaViljor striker, Albert Kargbo who could possibly miss out due to delay of getting his paper work completed in Sweden on time.
According to a close source, Kargbo’s club is doing everything possible for the player to fly out and join his colleagues in Freetown but they fear he will not be able to join the club nine days after the Leone Stars match because his paper work will not be ready in a week’s time.
Meanwhile, six professional players – Christian Caulker, Khalifa Jabbie, Abdulai Bell Baggie, Rodney Strasser, Alfred Sankoh and Sulaiman Fullah Sesay – all trained with the squad yesterday.
Leone Stars will face the Sihlangu at the National Stadium in Freetown on Saturday hoping to achieve success after the first leg tie ended in a 1-1 draw in Swaziland.