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I am Muctaru Wurie from Freetown, Sierra Leone. I blog on a variety of subject from my homeland and most of my post feature well researched stories I do.

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Leone Stars Show They Can Do It

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In what was seen as an upset in African football, our darling Leone Stars of Sierra Leone made us proud last night by holding the giants of Egypt to a one whole draw. Some of the world’s media referred to the shock draw as an opening-round curse for Egypt but I think as lowly we are rated the problem with Sierra Leone football is the effect of the war and the impact it has got on all levels of football in the country.

We shocked the defending champions in their own background on 56 minutes at Cairo Stadium when Cyprus-based Sierra Leonean international Mustapha Bangura put us in front.

Although defender Mahmoud Fathallah rescued the Egyptians when he equalised four minutes later, there was never a winning goal for the top ranked team in Africa – Egypt who began with six of the team that defeated Ghana in the 2010 Nations Cup final.

Coach Hassan Shehata had warned his team about the perils of not making a winning start, and his fears were justified by the resilient display by our mostly unknown set of players.

Egypt are ranked number one in Africa this month by world governing body FIFA and Sierra Leone 36 and although our inspirational captain; China-based playmaker Mohamed Kallon was injured, it made no difference and our boys were able to make it. Congratulations to our darling Leone Stars and we just cannot wait to see you put up a much more improved performance against South Africa here in Freetown on October 10.

Written by Muctaru Wurie

September 6, 2010 at 10:31 am