Football: Soccer-Caulker to debut for Sierra Leone at Cup of Nations finals


FREETOWN (Reuters) – Former England defender Steven Caulker is to debut for Sierra Leone at the Africa Cup of Nations after being named on Friday among the many 28-man squad for the event in Cameroon.

The 30-year-old former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur centre again received one cap for England 9 years in the past however has switched his worldwide allegiance.

His father’s household hail from Sierra Leone, who’ve additionally persuaded former Dutch youth worldwide Issa Kallon to play as they return to the finals for the primary time since 1996.

Caulker is one of seven British-born gamers within the squad, which is coached by Manchester-born John Keister, a former Sierra Leone worldwide.

Their 17-year-old goalkeeper Ibrahim Sesay is predicted to be the youngest participant at the event.


Goalkeepers: Isaac Caulker (Kallon FC), Mohamed N Kamara, Ibrahim Sesay (each East End Lions)

Defenders: Umaru Bangura (Neuchatel Xamax), Steven Caulker (Gaziantep), Yeami Dunia (East End Lions), Daniel Francis (Rot Weiss Ahlen), Osman Kakay (Queens Park Rangers), Saidu Mansaray (Bo Rangers), David Sesay (Wealdstone), Kevin Wright (Orebro)

Midfielders: Prince Barrie (Bo Rangers), Abu Dumbuya (East End Lions), Saidu Fofanah (Kallon FC), Issa Kallon (Cambuur Leeuwarden), John Kamara (Kesla), Mohamed Kamara (unattached), Saidu Kamara (Bo Rangers), Idris Kanu (Peterborough United), Alhassan Koroma (Linense), Kwame Quee (Vikingur)

Forwards: Mustapha Bundu (Aarhus), Sullay Kaikai (Wycombe Wanderers), Alhaji Kamara (Randers), Kei Kamara (HIFK Helsinki), Musa Kamara (East End Lions), Mohamed Turay (Henan Songshan), Augustine Williams (San Diego Loyal)

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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