Lamin Bangura’s Santoba moves above relegation


March 13, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Former Sierra Leone defender and Santoba head coach, Lamin Bangura, has helped the Guinean Ligue 1 side move a place above relegation after their goalless draw with Séquence in the Guinean topflight league.

Bangura, who was appointed as head coach in January 2015, has recorded only a single win, three draws and a defeat in his five matches in charge, leaving Santoba in 10th position with eight points from nine matches played.

His next task will be away to seventh place Satellite FC on Wednesday March 18 at the September 28 Stadium.

Bangura, who guided Diamond Stars to their first ever Sierra Leone league title in the club’s history, is now facing a daunting task of keeping Santoba in the topflight after his predecessor was shown the exit door for a poor league run.

Santoba FC parted company with coach Mustapha Sy after a poor start to their campaign. Under Sy, the club picked up only 2 points from four matches, conceded 5 goals in 2 defeats, and 2 draws.

The former Real Republicans defender was one-time assistant to former Leone Stars Swedish coach, Lars Olof Mattsson, during the national team’s 2014 World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers.