Following the tragic incident that struck the Port Authority Football Club, resulting in the untimely death of Coach Lamin Bangura and leaving several players and staff injured, former Vice President Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana visited the bereaved family on Fourah Bay Road.

Expressing heartfelt condolences, the former Vice President conveyed a message of profound loss, emphasizing that the football fraternity would forever miss the esteemed coach.

Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana reminisced about Coach Lamin Bangura’s remarkable achievements, notably leading the Diamond Stars Football Club to victory in the Sierra Leone Premier League twice consecutively, a feat unprecedented for a provincial team.

Coach Lamin Bangura’s influence extended beyond the football pitch, particularly in Kono District, where he earned admiration and respect from residents. Known for his adept management skills, Coach Bangura orchestrated marquee signings, including Badara Kella, Jaward Bindi, Kemson Fofanah, Watari, Zito, Freeman Lahai Chandus, and others, during his tenure with the Diamond Stars Football Club.

The former Vice President highlighted the pride of the people of Kono in Coach Lamin Bangura’s accomplishments, pledging that his memory would endure through their prayers and remembrances.

As the community mourns the loss of a beloved coach and mentor, Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana’s visit serves as a poignant reminder of Coach Bangura’s enduring legacy in Sierra Leonean football.