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Rodney Strasser ready for Leone Stars comeback

April 26, 2017 By Sahr Morri Jnr


Gil Vicente midfielder, Rodney Strasser, has admitted his readiness to make a return to the Sierra Leone national team, Leone Stars, ahead of the 2019 Cameroon qualifiers.

The former AC Milan midfielder, who has been a long absence to the national team believe he is now ready and fully fit to put on the colours of the national team.

Already, Strasser, who has been active with the Portuguese side this season, playing majority of the second-tier LigaPro matches, hope to have a quick return and help the team secure a qualification berth in Cameroon.

“I’m always committed to serving Sierra Leone,” the midfielder said, adding that he is ready to give out his best like always and to help the team. He said: “I still have a lot to offer to my country.”

A poor injury run has affected the 27-year-old which was a major factor for his long absence and the former FC Kallon combative midfielder admitted that he decided to stay away because he was not 100% fit.

“Injury affected me a lot but I have already put that behind me. I am fit and continue to work hard for Gil Vicente. My doors are open for any call but we’ll see what happens.”

Strasser last played for Leone Stars in May, 2014 against Swaziland in Freetown during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, where he dislocated his shoulder. He has already over 8 international caps since making his debut on 5 September, 2010 during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations match against Egypt.

Sierra Leone are in Group F with the Black Stars of Ghana, Kenya, and Ethiopia for the group single qualification spot to the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon. Leone Stars will host Kenya in Freetown in June.


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