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Obreh’s Atlético CP in relegation battle

March 24, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Former Sierra Leone national team captain, Ibrahim ‘Obreh’ Kargbo’s Atlético CP is in a relegation fight, occupying one of the three relegation spots in the Portuguese Segunda Liga.

Atlético are lying 23rd in the Portuguese second tier league standing with 32 points from 35 matches played, and just four points from safety.

Atlético CP Sunday’s 2-0 away defeat suffered to Sporting CP II leaves them chasing both Maritimo II and Santa Clara in 22nd and 21st position respectively, but the former Leone Stars skipper could see his side overtake Maritimo II in the standing if they can grab all three points in their game-in-hand.

With 11 games to go, Kargbo believes they can overcome the relegation fight. He said: “It is not going to be an easy fight for us but we must ensure we pick maximum points from our remaining matches.”

In Israel, midfielder Mohamed ‘Medo’ Kamara continues to enjoy full-time action for Maccabi Haifa since joining them on loan from English side Bolton Wanderers in January. However, Kamara’s side suffered a 2-1 away defeat to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Another Sierra Leonean midfielder also in action during the weekend was Michael Lahoud, who was introduced in the 81st minute replacing Ethan White as their Philadelphia Union side suffered a 0-2 home defeat to Dallas FC in the U.S. Major League Soccer.

In Italy, midfielder Rodney Strasser was an unused sub in Livorno’s 0-1 defeat to Cittadella in the Italian Serie B.

In England, youngster Sullay Kaikai was an unused sub in Cambridge United’s goalless draw with South End in the English League Two.

And finally in Swaziland, defender Baimba Kamara played full time for Highlanders but were forced to a 3-3 draw by Royal Leopards.

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