The Shore men of the Red Sea has departed Djibouti ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Sierra Leone earlier next month.

Before the departure, the team was accompanied  by acting president of the federation Mohamed Yassin.

Sierra Leone is all set for its pivotal matches against Djibouti and Burkina Faso next month in the World Cup qualifier encounter.

The Leone Stars are set to host the Riverians de la Mer Rouge of Djibouti in a crucial home fixture on June 5th at the Ben M’Hamed El Abdi Stadium in El Jadida, Morocco.

Determined to secure their first victory in the qualifiers after earning a point from matches against Ethiopia and Egypt, Sierra Leone is primed for action.

Ranked 126th globally, Sierra Leone enters the match as the favorite against Djibouti, who sit 66 places below them. The 15,000-seater Ben M’Hamed El Abdi Stadium will provide the backdrop for this significant encounter.

Their journey begins with a match against Djibouti on June 5th, a team ranked significantly lower at 192nd. A win here could be a springboard for their campaign.

.The Djibouti national football team, nicknamed the “Riverains de la Mer Rouge”, is the national football team of Djibouti. It is controlled by the Djiboutian Football Federation and is a member of the Confederation of African Football and the Union of Arab Football Associations.