Sports Ministry condemns attack on Leone Stars Captain

The Ministry of Sports has learnt with dismay that a group of irate youths on Sunday 9th September 2019 attacked and vandalised the home of Leone Stars Captain Umaru Z Bangura after missing a decisive penalty against Liberia in the 2022 World Cup preliminary qualifiers in Freetown. The Ministry also understands that invectives were used against the player and his family. There are also reports of a provocative music making the rounds on social media calling Umaru Bangura all kinds of names. The Ministry of Sports sees this unlawful behavior by these unscrupulous people as preposterous and unacceptable; and stoutly condemns it entirely. “In as much as we understand that Sierra Leone is a sporting nation, and people’s emotions about their darling Leone Stars especially after missing that vital penalty could be high, yet Zengalay does not deserve such treatment.”

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