Sierra Leone had a poor start to their campaign in the ongoing 2017 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships with a loss to Mauritius and Algeria respectively.
The West African nation are placed in group A alongside Mauritius and Algeria. In their opening matches Mauritius Zayyan Hossein had a three straight sets triumph over Sierra Leone (11-9 , 11-5, 11-7), while Ryan Desscann defeated Alieu Sesay (11-6,11-5,11-8).
After the Mauritius assignment, then came the Algerian battle and Bredford Sawyer went down to Abderrahmane Azzala one set to three (5-11, 11-7, 1-11 and 5-11)
Algeria’s Abdelbasset Chaich defeated Mohamed Kamara 11-4, 11-8 and 11-1 while in the doubles; Alieu Sesay and Bredford Sawyer went down to Abdelbasset Chaich and Amdjed Oustani (5-11, 7-11, 10-12).
Sierra Leone is now ranked third in the group with just two points while the Algeria stays atop with four points and Mauritius in second with three points.
By: Sahr Morris Jr