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FA Cup Match halted in Port Loko after attack on players

Updated: May 5


The final match of the Sierra Leone Football Association's FA Cup between Bo Rangers and East End Lions was halted after an attack on players in Port Loko. The match, which had a delay of approximately ninety minutes, commenced amidst clashes between opposing supporters, prompting police intervention with tear gas to quell the unrest.



The match started with an intense atmosphere, characterized by fluid play from both teams. However, it took a negative turn when enraged fans threw stones onto the pitch, resulting in an injury to East End Lions' defender Abdul Nyemekye. The severity of the incident necessitated the cessation of the game at the Port Loko Mini Stadium.


The Sierra Leone Football Association issued a press release stating that the FA Cup Match ended abruptly due to crowd disturbances. The release further stated that the FA is awaiting the referee's and Match Commissioner's reports to ascertain the cause of the incident. Concurrently, the FA is working diligently to address the numerous challenges facing the Association.






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