Sierra Leone Players Abroad:


Mustapha Dumbuya makes injury comeback

By Sahr Moris Jnr.

Sierra Leonean right back, Mustapha Dumbuya, on Saturday returned to action for Notts County in their goalless draw with Leyton Orient in the English League One. The Sierra Leone international, alongside Gary Liddle and Dean Leacock, were all out of action for County after long injury lay-offs but their return on Saturday was major boast for coach Shaun Derry, who told the players after the match that the impressive draw against Leyton Orient will mean nothing to him if they cannot repeat the performance consistently.

Dumbuya, despite returning from the long lay-off, enjoyed full-time action for County.

In the Conference League, midfielder Alhassan Bangura came off the bench in the 75th minute in his Forest Green Rovers side’s 3-2 win over Cambridge United.

In the Championship, Mohamed ‘Medo’ Kamara, who played full time, continued his good performance as he helped Bolton Wanderers to a 1-5 away win over Leeds United. Kei Kamara’s Middlesbrough also registered a 2-0 home win over Ipswich Town and the Sierra Leonean striker was introduced in the 72nd minute.

In Turkey, striker Mohamed ‘Poborsky’ Bangura got his second straight start and full-time action for Istanbul BB in their 1-3 away win over Kahramanmaraşspor in the Turkish League One. In the same league, midfielder Alfred ‘Zagalo’ Sankoh replaced Rakhmatuallaey in 76th minute in Şanliurfaspor’s 0-1 home defeat to Gaziantep BB, while Khalifa Jabbie was introduced in the 90th minute for Balikesirspor in their 0-2 away win over Bucaspor.

In the Greek top flight league, Ahmed Deen replaced Cardozo in 79th minute as his side, Ergotelis, suffered a 2-1 away defeat to Panthrakikos.

In the Italian Serie B, Rodney Strasser played full time in Reggina’s 0-3 away win over Carpi.

In China, defender Girbil Sankoh’s Henan Jianye side suffered an open day 3-0 defeat to Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League. Sankoh played for 73 minutes before he was replaced by Johnson.

In Sweden, striker Alhaji ‘Adriano’ Kamara came off the bench in the 72nd minute in Norrköping’s 0-2 away win over AFC United.