Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fifa shifts Sierra Leone game

Football's world governing body, Fifa, has changed the date of Sierra Leone's 2010 World Cup qualifier first-leg game against Guinea Bissau to 17 October.

The match which was originally due to be played on 14 October in Freetown and has now been moved as a result of request by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA).

The SLFA wanted the match moved because the Leone Stars are playing their final 2008 African Cup of Nations against Benin on 12 October.

Originally the SLFA wanted the Guinea Bissau game played on 15 October instead Fifa has moved it to 17 October, which is in line with their international calendar.

The administrative secretary of the SLFA, Abu Bakarr Kabba, said: "We at the SLFA are happy with date as it will give our players enough time to rest for the Bissau match."

Meanwhile, the coach of Leone Stars John Jebbor Sherington has invited thirteen foreign-based players for both matches.

Amongst them is the Leone Stars captain Mohamed Kallon, who is currently without a club and the one new face is Italy-based Mohamed Sesay.

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