With support from the Ministry of Sports and National Sports Authority, the Sierra Leone National Amputee Football Team embarked on their journey from Freetown International Airport to Egypt, where they will compete in the African Amputee Football Nations Cup 2024.

The head Coach of Sierra Leone Amputee Football Team, Abraham J. Bangura had earlier announced his 21-man squad ahead of the tournament in Egypt.

Cairo is all set to host the African Amputee Football Nations Cup 2024 from 19-28 April 2024.

Foday James Lumeh, the team’s captain and a professional amputee footballer representing Pendik Football Club in Istanbul, Turkey, expressed profound gratitude and unwavering optimism. He extended heartfelt appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone for generously funding the delegation through the National Sports Authority.

Comprising talented players hailing from diverse regions including Kailahun, Makeni, Freetown, and Maforki, among others, the team stands poised and prepared to proudly represent Sierra Leone on the continental stage.

Sierra Leone finds itself placed in Group D alongside formidable opponents Angola and Tanzania, after Rwanda’s unexpected withdrawal from the tournament.

The team’s campaign kicks off with a highly anticipated match against Angola, a two-time champion, scheduled for Sunday.