Gruesome Road Accident Claims the Lives of Eight Players, 1 Coach

By Foday Moriba Conteh

In an accident that occurred on the 28th February 2021 along the Makoth to Makeni Freetown highway eight players and one coach were left dead, leaving others hospitalized. The set of players were coming from Batkanu after spending two days and played a final on Sunday evening trying to find their way to Makeni.

On their way coming, their vehicle crashed into another vehicle carrying timber which resulted to the death of the nine players.

No confirmation has been announced for their burial but meanwhile sports journalists and football fans are mourning their death.

The Bombali District Football Association is yet to come out with an official statement in relation to the death of the late players.

The President of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Madam Isha Johansen, says she is deeply saddened as she sends her heartfelt condolences to the entire football family of the Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) for the death of the nine young players who lost their lives in a tragic road accident.

The SLFA Boss’ condolence message sadly stated that, “On behalf of the Sierra Leone Football Association I join you in expressing our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the young players who died in the accident and we pray for a fast recovery of the hospitalized”.

“I hope my condolences in some way will help console you and the entire football family of the NRFA especially the families of the departed,” she added.


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