Sierra Leone’s rising star, Tyrese Momodu Fornah, is celebrating a double dose of good news this week.

Fornah’s professional club, Derby County, secured automatic promotion back to the Championship on Saturday afternoon. The Rams dominated their final League One match against Carlisle United, securing a convincing 2-0 victory.

This win capped off a stellar season for Derby, with the team recording the most points in club history (92) and racking up an impressive 13 away wins.

Head Coach Paul Warne deserves credit for orchestrating Derby’s resurgence. The club spent two seasons in League One after relegation due to administration, but under Warne’s leadership, the team has bounced back with a vengeance.

Fornah, who recently made his debut for Sierra Leone in their matches against Ethiopia and Egypt, will undoubtedly be buoyed by Derby’s promotion. His experience and success with his club will be invaluable as Sierra Leone sets its sights on qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Fornah’s talent on the international stage is undeniable, and his presence in the squad is sure to boost their chances of achieving this historic feat. Sierra Leonean fans everywhere will be eagerly following Fornah’s progress, both with Derby and the national team, as they chase World Cup glory.