Kenya: Sierra Leone consul’s office donates soccer jerseys

By  | 28 April 2010 at 01:21 | 2466 views

Salone Stars in Kenya over the weekend emerged the victors in a test match with Kenya’s Impala Football club with a 4-2 goal aggregate at Don Bosco (Utume) in preparation for this weekend’s Independence Day encounter with the Zambians in Kenya.

Salone Stars took the lead during the second half after conceding a goal during the first half of play in the tenth minute as a result of a defensive blunder. Two penalties were awarded to Salone Stars between the 57 and 68th minutes to level the scores and take the lead. The first penalty shot by Manius Gborie landed in the hands of the Kenyan goalie while the second penalty awarded in the 68th minute of play was cleverly converted by Foday Kargbo.

Salone stars took the lead during the last ten minutes of the game after the host Impala Club equalised to a two all. William Carew and Foday Kargbo hammered the last nails on the coffin.

Manzu (Furabay ) for Salone Stars was the man of the match serving as the supplier and engineer for all the goals from the forward line position backed by Abdul Kargbo (Deputy Consul) in the 10 flank.

According to the Salone team Captain E.A.B. Turay, the result of the match is a boost on the team’s morale though he is expecting more effort and concentration from the players.

This is the first time that the Salone Stars in Kenya are participating in such crucial matches as the team trains only once a week.

"But we have talents and skills of what it takes to win our matches," Turay added.

A few players joined the team over the weekend including Alvin Thomas who was featured during the second half of play. Oliver Somasa (DIP Salone) could not play in the test match because of some emergency official task but is expected to be in the line up this Saturday against Zambia together with Francis Lenoh (back from Salone), Med Touch (Basta No. 9) and DJ Pius (from Holland).

Meanwhile, the officials of Salone Stars in Kenya have voted Mr. Titus Panda presently in Freetown on coaching course as Head Coach and Teneson Williams (Action Aid) as Assistant Coach.

In another related development, the Deputy Consul of the Sierra Leone office in Kenya Abdul Kargbo (photo) on behalf of his office has formally presented 18 sets of football jerseys of our national colors on Saturday after the friendly test match.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Sierra Leone community in Kenya, Dr. Siaka Kroma expressed thanks and appreciation to the consul and office noting that this will go a long way in promoting solidarity, togetherness and unity among compatriots.

The Chairman of Salone Stars football team Foday Kargbo called on fellow Sierra Leoneans to join the team so as to marshal onenes in the diaspora devoid of politics, tribe of region.

The Sierra Leone Consul General in Kenya, Fuad Sasso, is expected to serve as Chief Patron to mark the Independence Day celebrations in Kenya.