Leone Stars players join fight against Ebola


SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jnr

Sierra Leone national team – Leone Stars – players have joined the government and other bodies to support the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus in the country.

It was former Middleborough and Sporting Kansas City Wizard striker Kei Kamara who started the drive by donating 100% of his national team allowance during the DR Congo match.

And now Philadelphia Union midfielder, Michael Lahoud, having being inspired by the success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, came up with the idea for what he called the ‘#KickEbola in the Butt Challenge’ to raise funds in helping the fight against Ebola in the country.

According to the midfielder, the ‘#KickEbola in the Butt Challenge’ is all about what you’d expect if you imagine a soccer ball as part of it. He said: “If you hit me, I donate X amount, and If you miss, then you donate.”

Already the player and several Union teammates have heeded the challenge in person. In a chat with Concord Sports, the midfielder also revealed that his move is an added move towards the contribution by other players of the national team.

“Funds from the challenge will go straight to the fight against Ebola and Ebola prevention. This is in addition to the Leone Star team donation,” Lahoud said.