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‘Lilly’ Sesay expresses desire to join U-23 squad

March 2, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leone and Lupa Roma forward, Alieu ‘Lilly’ Sesay, has expressed his desire to play and be part of the country’s national U-23 squad.

The Italy-based forward, in an exclusive interview with Concord Sports, said it will be an honour to be part of the team that will face Guinea Bissau in a 2015 Olympic qualifier.

The 20-year-old said: “I am always willing to honour any call-up to play for Sierra Leone. With the U-23 preparation now in progress, I am willing to foot my bill to join the team if the need arises, just to prove myself to the technical team.

“It will definitely be an honour to represent my country. I hope to be considered and I will give my best if given the opportunity.”

Sesay, who recently returned to Lupa Roma from a short loan spell with Serie D side Anziolavinio FC, further revealed how he missed a similar opportunity few years back.

“During the last qualifiers I received a call-up from then coach, Jebbor Sherrington but an ankle injury ruled me out. So my club was reluctant to release me even though they did later; but I was unable to play because I was not fit enough,” Sesay said, adding that he is now looking forward to his second chance.

Sesay was the former captain of the St. Edwardians secondary school team before he traveled to Italy where he was spotted by Lupa when playing for the Roma junior team, after scoring 26 goals in 24 appearances with the Romans.

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