Coronavirus: how it hit football finance in Africa

Janine Anthony and Michelle Guda: BBC Sport Africa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 April 2020: Just four months into 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the planet, obliterating sports events and forcing suspensions, postponements and outright cancellations. A sporting calendar that promised so much – including the Olympics, Africa Women’s [Read More]


US National Basketball Association reacts to the death of Kobe Bryant

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2020: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, issued a statement Sunday, regarding the world’s most successful and celebrated basketball player – Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in California yesterday, along with his 13 year old daughter and six others. Forty-one years old Kobe Bryant [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s Leone Stars lose to Liberia’s Lone Star after a 95-minute duel

Rev. G. Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2019: The national football team of Sierra Leone, Leone Stars, have lost the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers preliminaries to the Lone Star of Liberia by three goals to one (3 – 1), after a 95-minute encounter at [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s High Court quashed corruption charges against Isha Johansen

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2019: The suspended president of the Sierra Leone Football Association Madam Isha Johansen, along with the Association’s Secretary General – Chris Kamara, have today been acquitted and discharged by the High Court in Freetown, presided by Justice Reginald Fyn. Both were accused of impropriety and [Read More]


Generations For Peace hosts football games in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 April 2019: Last Saturday, 6 April 2019, over 500 diverse youth across 6 time zones, witnessed the power of sport to bring unity on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Generations For Peace, a global non-profit peacebuilding organisation based in Jordan, engaged over 500 [Read More]


FIFA and government of Sierra Leone agree roadmap for Sierra Leone football

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2018: Officials of World’s football governing body – FIFA, met at their head office in Zurich on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, with the vice president – Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, and the Attorney General of Sierra Leone – Mrs Priscilla Schwartz, to discuss the row which [Read More]


Sierra Leone football association clears the air

Dr. Kenneth Brima: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2018: On Monday 8th October 2018, the Government of Sierra Leone through the Chief Minister, Professor David J. Francis and the Minister of Sports, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh convened a meeting at State House, involving the SLFA Executive and stakeholders to resolve the current [Read More]


World’s football governing body FIFA rejects Sierra Leone’s appeal for ban to be lifted

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2018: World’s football governing body FIFA, yesterday rejected Sierra Leone’s appeal for its ban on taking part in FIFA organised football activities to be lifted. Responding to a letter from the government of Sierra Leone, which ironically was signed by the suspended head of Sierra [Read More]


First Olympic event in history to be organised on the African continent

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2018: Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) nominated Senegal as the host country for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022. It will be the first Olympic event in history to take place on the African continent. One of the highlights of the [Read More]