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Leone Stars held their first pitch training session in Tunis on Wednesday morning in preparation for their Nations Cup qualifying game against Tunisia after the arrival of 17 players in the Tunisian capital city. (Photo: Leone Stars players at training in Tunis (Photo Credit: Mohamed Fajah Barrie)
The training session took place at the Tunisian Football Federation (TFF) training ground very close to the El Menza stadium where the grand finale of the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations between Nigeria and Zambia took place.
All the 17 players including living legend Mohamed Kallon and skipper Ibrahim ‘Obrey’ Kargbo participated in the training commanded by Coach Lars Olof Mattsson and his two backroom staff members Lennert Andersson and Johnny Murray.
The team departed for the match venue, Monastir a few hours after the training without four foreign based players who were due to arrive in Tunis on Wednesday night.
The players are Julius Gibrilla Woobay who is based in Azerbaijan, Turkey based Ibrahim Teteh Bangura and the Sweden based duo of Mohamed ‘Poborsky’ Bangura and Ibrahim ‘Marcel’ Koroma.
The Assistant Director of Sports Alphan Coker who was one of the fore-runners was left behind to pick up the players from the Carthage airport and travel with them to Monastir to join the rest of the squad.
By Mohamed Fajah Barrie in Tunis (Credit: SWASAL Sponsors: Mercury International)
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