Leone Stars captain Umaru Bangura has been omitted from the list 16 foreign-based players invited by head coach John Keister for the the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria, reports Completesports.com.
Bangura, recently returned to his Switzerland club, FC Zurich after being cleared of Covid-19 in Niger.
But Major League fifth all-time top scorer Kei Kamara, 36, who scored a brilliant goal against Liberia during the second leg time of the 2022 World Cup qualifier in Freetown last September, has been recalled for both matches.
LA Galaxy II striker Augustine Williams, who won USL Championship’s Player of the Month for September/October after recorded seven goals in his last eight games is set to make his Sierra Leone debut.
The list also includes all the expected big names like Anderlecht striker Mustapha Bundu, Hebei Fortune China’s attacker Mohamed Buya Turay, Haka FC and former Bolton midfielder Mohamed Medo Kamara, USL championship side Tampa Bay Rowdies right-back Mustapha Dumbuya and Alhaji Kamara of Randers FC in Denmark.
The Leone Stars will face the Super Eagles on Friday, Novmeber 13 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.
The reverse fixture will take place four days later at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown.
THE FULL LIST
Alie Sesay FC Zire Azerbaijan, Mustapha Dumbuya Tampa Bay Rowdies, England QPR Osman Kakay, Kevin Wright Orebro SK and Ishmael Koroma Vasalunds IF Sweden.
John Kamara Azerbaijan Keşla FK, Mohamed Medo Kamara FC Haka Finland, Rodney Strasser TPS Finland, George Davies SKN Polten Austria and Kwame Quee Víkingur Reykjavík Iceland.
Augustine Willaims LA Galaxy II the USA, Belgium Mustapha Bundu R.S.C. Anderlecht, Kei Kamara MLS Minnesota United FC, Mohamed Buya Turay China Hebei Fortune Alhaji Kamara Denmark Randers FC and Alhassan Koroma RB Linense Spain.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.