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Lamin Bangura heads Guinean club Santoba

By Sahr Morris Jnr January 8, 2015 

Former Sierra Leone international Lamin Bangura has been appointed as head coach of Guinean club, Santoba FC for the rest of the season.

The appointment of the former Central Parade and Diamond Stars coach came after a poor run of results under coach Mustapha Sy that left the club battling relegation.

Sy was dismissed last Saturday after a poor run that saw Santoba pick up only two points from their last four matches. The club’s board then decided to appoint Bangura, who is no stranger to Guinean football.

Bangura helped Diamond Stars to the Sierra Leone Premier League crown in 2012 for the first time in the club’s history. He’s now faced with the daunting task of helping Santoba – who are second from bottom in the table – escape relegation.

The former Diamond Stars and Real Republicans defender has managed the Sierra Leone U-17 national team, and was assistant coach of the country’s national home-based squad. Bangura had also served as assistant to former Leone Stars Swedish coach, Lars Olof Mattsson, during the national team’s 2014 World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers.

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