The weekend was a good one for Sierra Leonean trio, Abdulai Bell-Baggie, Mohamed Buya Turay and Abdul Sesay as they all registered their names on the score-sheet over the weekend in their respective clubs in the European leagues.
The following day, Baggie’s countryman, Mohamed Buya Turay grabbed his fifth goal of the season in the Swedish Allsvenskan league as his struggling AFC Eskilstuna settled for a 1-1 draw away to AIK at the Friend Arena in Solna, Stockholm.
Turay gave the visitors the lead in the 18th minutes from a brilliant solo goal after dribbling past his marker and the AIK’s goalkeeper Oscar Linnér before slotting home easily with his right foot. However, the home side AIK hit back 9 minutes into the restart through Henok Goitom to settle for a point.
Elsewhere, attacking midfielder, Abdul Sesay registered his third goal of the season to help JS Hercules settle in a 4-1 win over PK-37 in the Finnish third tier league.
While Bell-Baggie, Buya Turay and Sesay were on the score-sheet, Michael Lahoud, Kei Kamara and Amadou Bakayoko got their names on the referees book.
Lahoud’s Miami FC secured 3-1 win over Indy Eleven and the Sierra Leonean midfielder got his name on the referees book just within 53 minutes of play. Kei Kamara whose New England Revolution defeated Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 was shown the yellow in the 63rd minute while Bakayoko received his caution in 90+6 minutes as his Walsall registered a 2-1 home win over Oldham Athletic in the English League One.
In Kazakhstan, John Kamara and his Kaisar FC returned to winning way as they defeated Tobol 1-0 while striker, Alhaji ‘Andriano’ Kamara made his Saudi Professional League debut for Al Taawon in their 1-4 away victory to Al Fateh. The Sierra Leone forward despite unable to find the net was however on the assist list setting up Abdulmajeed Al-Swat in the 59th minute for their third goal of the night.
It was a sad day in the office for midfielder, Alfred Zagallo Sankoh and his Denizlispor side as they started their new season campaign on a poor footing losing 3-0 to Adanaspor in the Turkish second tier league. Sankoh who started the match was later substituted in the 64th minute.
In Denmark, Mustapha Bundu 65 minutes inclusion for AGF could not help secure maximum points as they were forced to a goalless draw by OB while in the Switzerland Super League, the Sierra Leone national team captain, Umaru Bangura received his first yellow card of the season in their FC Zurich 2-0 win over Sion.
By: Sahr Morris Jr.