Latest Update: 14 Leone Stars players in Sao Tome & Principe
By Mohamed Fajah Barrie in Freetown
Leone Stars (Photo credit: Mohamed Fajah Barrie)
14 players instead of 18 will put on Leone Stars jersey against Sao Tome & Principe as three other foreign-based have pulled out of the match in Sao Tome sierraleonefootball.com understands.
The match is a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations first round first
leg qualifying match schedule for Wednesday.
The players are USA based Kei Kamara, Mustapha Dumbuya of Doncaster Rovers in England and Mohamed 'Medo' Kamara who plays for the Serbian Champions Partizan Belgrade.
The three didn't make the trip because of poor travel arrangements. Bangura who was invited to make his international début had his flight ticket sent to Crystal Palace where he had been on loan recently.
He has returned to Doncaster Rovers and by the time the mix up had been realised it was too late for him to make the trip.
Speaking on his club official website, Dumbuya said, "Obviously I am a bit gutted to miss out but the next qualifier is in June and I hope to be called up again.
Kei Kamara and Mohamed Kamara received their tickets late. Finland based Sam Obi Metzger Jr. has been drafted in to beef up the striking force.
The three players are the latest invited overseas players by Coach Lars Olof Mattsson to pull out of the Leone Stars squad for the AFCON qualifier.
Others are Ibrahim Teteh Bangura, Samuel Barlay, Ibrahim 'Obrey' Kargbo, Gibrilla Woobay, Abu Tommy and Gibrill Sankoh.
The 14 Leone Stars players in Sao Tome:
Christian Caulker (Kallon FC)
John Trye (Northern Virgina Royals, USA)
David Simbo (Boden BK, weden)
Ibrahim Koroma (Trelleborg FF, Sweden)
Umaru Bangura (FK Haugesund)
Sheriff Suma (FK Ravan, Azerbaijan)
Gibrilla Fofanah (Kallon FC)
Khalifa Jabbie (Fredrikstad FK, Norway)
Alfred Sankoh (Stromgodset IF, Norway)
Mustapha Bangura (Apollon Limassol, Cyprus)
Alhaji Kamara (Kallon FC)
Muwaid Sesay (Ports Authority FC)
Manny Williams (Maidenhead FC)
Obi Metzger Jr. (Haka, Finland)
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