Sports

Official Queen’s Baton  for the 2022 Commonwealth Games arrives in Sierra Leone  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday at Presidential Lodge in Freetown, received the 16th Official Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games which will take place in Birmingham, England. The baton’s 90,000-mile, 269-days journey will travel through all 72 Commonwealth nations and territories, [Read More]

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Leone Stars arrive in Morocco for pre 2022 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2021: Sierra Leone’s Leone Stars football team arrived yesterday Sunday 3rd October, 2021 at the Mohammed the 5th International Airport in Casablanca, the Kingdom of Morocco. The team is in Morocco to participate in three international friendly matches on the 6th, 9th and 12th October [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s President Bio congratulates national football team after their 1-0 victory over Benin  

Siera Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has congratulated Leone Stars on their 1-0 victory over Benin in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Conakry, Guinea, urging the nation, from his balcony at State House, to draw inspiration from the win to think big. [Read More]

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Ghanaian footballer Benjamin Acheampong duped of over $1m

Piers Edwards (BBC Sport Africa): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: ‘They can’t treat us like animals,’ says Benjamin Acheampong, player ‘duped’ out of $1m. The Ghanaian footballer has been deprived of over $1m in a row with Egyptian giants Zamalek dating back to 2018 and despite the Court of [Read More]

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SLFA appoints first female national football coach in Sierra Leone

Sulaiman Stom Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2020: The Sierra Leone Football Association has appointed National Team coaches and other technical staff of the various football categories. This came about after the executive committee adopted the recommendations of the Technical Committee who put forward their names. The appointments saw [Read More]

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Tiger Woods set for PGA Tour return at Memorial Tournament

Chris Cox/PGA TOUR: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2020: Tiger Woods is back on the tee. There is little need to overcomplicate the storyline beyond that. The 82-time PGA Tour winner and the world’s most talked-about player is set to make his much-anticipated return this week at the Memorial Tournament [Read More]

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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]

Obituary

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]

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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]