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Final Farewell to Coach Lamin Bangura

Coach Lamin Bangura will be fondly remembered as a revered figure in Sierra Leone and beyond.

Sierra Leone's Historic Debut in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in 1994

On March 27th, 1994, the Sierra Leone national football team made their historic debut in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) against Ivory Coast.

The match, held in Tunisia, unfortunately resulted in a 4-0 defeat for the Leone Stars.

Despite the outcome, the occasion holds great significance in the annals of Sierra Leonean football history.

Coach Lamin Bangura was among the distinguished players representing Sierra Leone at the time.

Sierra Leone has since participated in three additional Afcon tournaments (1994, 1996, and 2021).

Funeral Arrangements:

Date: Friday, March 29th, 2024

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Temne Central Mosque


Date: Friday, March 29th, 2024 (Prior to 4 PM)

Location: Sierra Leone Football Association Academy, Kingtom

Purpose: To allow former players, Football Association members, and administrators to pay their respects.


Location: Kissy Road Cemetery (where his colleague Lamin Junior Tumbu Conteh rests)


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