Suma on target as ‘Zaingalay’ Bangura makes injury comeback


SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jnr.

Sierra Leone full-back, Sheriff Suma, got his name on the score sheet in his side Syrianska IFK’s 2-1 win over Konyaspor in the Swedish Second Division, whilst countryman Umaru ‘Zaingalay’ Bangura, on the same night, made his injury comeback for Dinamo Minsk in the Belarus Premier League.

Suma helped Syrianska IFK to victory at Swedbank Park with his fourth goal in six matches. His 44th minute strike in the box put his side 1-0 ahead before the break. The second half was an all Syrianska affair with the converted left-back coming close to extending their lead when John Junior broke into the box, but Maksimovic rescued the home side.

Few minutes later, Junior scored his team’s second goal of the evening as the Nigerian conjured away three defenders before he pulled a shot from the right wing.

A delighted Suma told Concord Sports that he is grateful to God for the opportunity to play again after a lengthy injury and for also scoring a goal.

He said: “I just want to thank God for making me score again as I have been used to before being knocked out of the game through injury. I am very much happy to be in top form after a long term injury, and for coming back and start scoring again means a lot. Just look at the stats – four goals in six matches is something good for me.”

In the Belarus Premier League, Leone Stars captain ‘Zaingalay’ Bangura – who missed the Leone Stars’ 2-0 defeat to DR Congo in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier following a groin injury he sustained during the Ivory Coast match and his club’s 1-4 home defeat to Shakhtyor – made a full-time return to action. However, the player got his name on the referee’s book in the 52nd minute.

There were other Sierra Leoneans in action on Monday including Ibrahim ‘Jorjor’ Koroma, who played full-time for Nykoping in their 0-1 away win over Sylvia in the Swedish First Division. In the Allvenskan, Alhaji ‘Adriano’ Kamara also played full time in his side’s 2-2 draw away to Åtvidaberg.

In Finland, Hassan ‘Mila’ Sesay also played full time for Lahti in their 1-1 draw with Kups.