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Kabaddi: Sierra Leone demolished Sri Lanka

November 10, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leone men’s Kabaddi team on Monday revived their campaign in the circle style Kabaddi World Cup by demolishing newcomers, Sri Lanka 70-6 at the Sangrur Stadium.

The West African nation’s win over their South East Asian opponent, came just a day after the team suffered a 46-38 open day defeat to the five-time winners and the tournament host nation, India.

Sierra Leone’s raiders, Morlai scored 10 points, followed by Samuel with 8 points, while stopper Kamara and Mohamed both secured 9 and 8 points for their team respectively.  The pool ‘A’ clash was considered as a one-sided match, as Sierra Leone scored an easy 64 points victory over the debutants.

In the other Pool ‘A’ match, tournament host, India, registered their second victory in a row as they defeated Sweden by 58-45. Indian raiders, Gulzari Moonak, scored 11 and Sukhjinder Kala and Raju scored 1- points each, while stoppers Karamjit Singh and Ranjodh Singh secured three points each. For Sweden, raider Akash scored 11 and Gurvir Singh scored 9 points, while stopper Jaap Singh secured 3 points.

England got the better of Canada by 41-35 and a formidable Iran men’s team gave a kabaddi lesson to Argentina team by 72-27 win. With this win, the Iran team scored their third successive win and secured their place in the semi-finals.

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