9 Sierra Leone Footballers Confirmed Dead After Ghastly Accident Along Makeni Highway

Eight young Sierra Leone footballers have died in a road accident just outside Makeni, northern Sierra Leone on February 28th 2021.

According to the Regional Chairman of the FA, Brima Jalloh, they were returning home last night from taking part in a football gala in neighbouring Karena district.

They were aged between 17 and 25 years. He said 20 others are in a “critical condition”.

The regional PRO of the FA, Mohamed Papa Bangura said the bus the players were travelling in had a head-on collision with a truck carrying tuber crops to Freetown.


A ninth young footballer has died from the gruesome road accident just outside Makeni in northern Sierra Leone. 19 others are said to be critically injured, according to Umaru Fofona.

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