A cross-section of the Leone Stars delegation, led by the Vice President 1 of the Sierra Leone Football Association Harold Nat-Johnson, has safely arrived in Casablanca, Morocco. Departing from Freetown in the early hours of Friday, May 31, 2024, the team is in preparation for their 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match against Djibouti on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

The delegation comprises home-based players, technical officials, and representatives from the government and the Sierra Leone Football Association. Other members of the delegation based abroad (foreign based players and officials) are expected to join the camp later this evening.

The team is currently lodged at the prestigious Pullman Hotels and Resorts, ensuring a comfortable stay as they gear up for the crucial encounter.

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. With Egypt leading Group A and Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau close behind, Sierra Leone sees this match as a crucial opportunity to climb the ranks.

Ethiopia and Sierra Leone are currently tied on one point each, while Djibouti has yet to secure any points after two consecutive losses. A victory against Djibouti could propel Sierra Leone’s campaign forward as they aim to make their mark on the global stage. Following their clash with Djibouti, Sierra Leone will face Burkina Faso on June 10th, 2024, in what promises to be another fiercely contested match.

The Leone Stars are leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for these crucial fixtures. With hopes high and determination at its peak, the team is focused on delivering standout performances that will keep their World Cup dreams alive. Head coach, players, and fans alike are rallying behind the national team as they strive for success on the international stage.