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Back in Time – Saio Kamara wins 5th anniversary celebration quiz competition

Sol Jabati flanked by John Sama(L) and Mohamed Fajah Barrie(R) announced winner of quiz competition

By Mohamed Fajah Barrie in London

A football loving Sierra Leonean Saio  Kamara has won the 2015 football quiz competition organised to commemorate the 5th anniversary celebration of Sierra Leone

The announcement of winner of the competition was made during the Sierra Leone Awards and 5th anniversary colourful ceremony held in London  on September 19, 2015.

Kamara who is based in Freetown got the highest score 80% to win the star prize of US$150 followed by Abdul Bangura who got 70%.

Bangura took the runners-up prize which is US$50. Jamil Jamil came third scoring 65% with the prize being a Sierra Leone T-shirt.

Kamara who had previously won a Sierra Leone quiz competition few years back will receive his cash prize in Freetown.

The quiz competition was on Sierra Leone football aimed at testing the knowledge of Sierra Leoneans on their country’s football.

See below quiz competition’s questions and answers.

1A, When was the first time Women’s football league was officially organised in Sierra Leone

Answer: 1995

1B, Which team won the league

Answer: Soccer Queens.

2A. Who won the maiden Sierra Leone player of the year award and in what year?

Answer: Kei Ansu Kamara in 2012.

2B, In which year Sierra Leone was established?

Answer: 2010

3A. Who was the first Sierra Leonean international to score a goal in the English Premier League?

Answer: Kei Ansu Kamara

3B, Which team was he playing for and which team he scored against?

Answer: Norwich City and Everton

4A, Who scored Leone Stars’ goals in their 2-0 win over Nigeria in a 1998 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Freetown.

Answer: John Dumbuya and Saidu ‘Tibati’ Kanu.

4B Leone Stars defeated Ghana’s Black Stars 2-1 in Accra in a 1998 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match. Who scored the goals for Leone Stars?

Answer: John Dumbuya

5A, Late Ismail Dyfan played for two clubs outside Sierra Leone. Name the clubs?

Answer: African Sports of Ivory Coast and Egypt’s Arab Contractors

5B, Dyfan played alongside a Cameroonian goalkeeper, one of Africa’s greatest goalkeepers in one of these clubs. Name the goalkeeper?

Answer: Joseph Antoine Bell

6A, Which Sierra Leonean clubs have reached the quarter-final of CAF’s competitions?

Answer: Mighty Blackpool, Diamond Stars and Ports Authority.

6B, Name the Sierra Leonean player who scored four goals in a match  in a CAF clubs competition.

Answer: Cecil Swarray.

7A, Which Sierra Leonean team have played the final of West Africa Football Union (WAFU)?

Answer: East End Lions

7B, Which team did they play against, in what year, and what were the scores over the two legs?

Answer: L’Association Sportive Force Armee de Niger (ASFAN) of Niger in 1996. East End Lions won the first leg in Freetown 3-0 and lost the return leg in Niamey 4-0. 4-3 on agregrate.

8A, How many Justices have been Present of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA)?

Answer: Three

8B, What are the names of the Justices?

Justice Beoku-Betts, Justice Benka-Coker and Justice Tholla Thompson.

9A, How many times Sierra Leone have reached the final of the Amicar Cabral sub-regional Zone II football tournament and in which years?

Answer: Four times in 1984, 1986, 1993 and 1995.

9B, How many times Sierra Leone have won the Amicar Cabral sub-regional Zone II football tournament and in which years?

Answer: Two times in 1993 and 1995.

10A, How many Leone Stars’ players of Africa Cup of Nations inTunisia 1994 squad survived the Leone Stars’ South Africa 1996 squad.

Answer: Twelve (12)

10B, Name at least six of the players?

Brima Atouga Kamara
Osaio Marah
Abu Bakarr ‘Tostao’ Kamara
Mohamed Kanu or Ahmed Kanu
John Sama
Lamin ‘Junior Tumbu’ Conteh
Ibrahim ‘Junior Parade’ Koroma
Musa ‘Jirzinho’ Kanu
Abu ‘Gbanaloko’ Kanu
Lamin Bangura
John Gbassay Sesay
Amidu Karim

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