FIFA, through its preferred sports-field testing company called Acousto-Scan, has today successfully conducted a field test on the newly installed artificial turf at the Kenema City Field to ascertain, among other things; the authenticity of the turf, ball roll, ball rebound, rotational resistance and shock absorbency.

According to the two designated field testing technicians- Anthony Apparailly and Simon Cleary- the testing exercise is to determine player`s safety and pitch accuracy in line with FIFA standards.

Speaking to this medium about the outcome of the field test Anthony Apparailly said, “All the findings are within the requirements but we will now proceed to the laboratory analysis using the site samples. When this is done, we will present a report to FIFA who will then issue a field certificate to the Sierra Leone Football Association”. This, according to Anthony, will happen within a month.

Anthony however confirmed that, “once certified, the field will be eligible to host international matches”.

Meanwhile, the Sierra Leone Football Association through local contractors has almost concluded arrangements for the commencement of the perimeter fence and floodlight installation which will further uplift the standard of the Kenema City Field.

Who are the football scouts of Sierra Leone?

As the darling Leone Stars struggles to qualify for the African Nations Cup Finals in Cameroun 2021 public review newspaper is asking about the role of Sierra Leone football Association, Ministry of Sports, the National Sports Authority and more importantly the sports ambassador Junior Bio in scouting players with Sierra Leonean decent.One such player is Josh Koroma that is profiled below.

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Josh Koroma OfHuddlesfield Town FC in England

Date of birth09/11/1998

Height178 cm


Place Of BirthDescription: Southwark, London ,England

Josh was born on 9 November 1998 in Southwark, London, eventually joining the Leyton Orient Academy as a 15-year-old.

He didn’t have to wait long for his First Team debut for Orient, which came in a league game against Barnet in April 2016 whilst still an Academy scholar.

Koroma signed his first professional contract with the Club five months later and went on to establish himself in the First Team during a difficult 2016/17 season in League 2, making 22 appearances.

The 20-year-old has signed a three-year contact with the Terriers, with Town having the option of a further season’s extension.

His first senior goals came in some style; Josh grabbed three goals and an assist during a thumping 4-0 win at Newport County, becoming the youngest Orient player to score a hat-trick in the process.

Josh’s form was soon rewarded with a debut for the England C side – the team that represents the country at non-league level – in May 2017.

An extended two-year contract followed in the summer of 2018 after another 31 appearances; largely on the wing.

A switch to a striking position saw Koroma take off and play a key role in Orient’s championship-winning campaign last year, netting 11 goals and seven assists in 35 starts for the O’s.

The 20-year-old has signed a three-year contact with the Terriers, with Town having the option of a further season’s extension.


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