Manchester City youngster George Davies, FC Sheriff Tiraspol midfielder Abu Tommy and FK Jagodina striker Lamin Suma are the three new names invited for the Sierra Leone national team, Leone Stars' 2013 Nations Cup qualifying duel against Tunisia.
Leone Stars will host the Carthage Eagles at the National Stadium in Freetown on September 8 for the first leg encounter and with 11 days to go, Leone Stars' Swedish coach Lars Olof Mattsson has released a new list of 21 players instead of the 19 he had earlier named.
Mattsson's decision to include the three players in the squad cannot be unconnected to recent development over the eligibility of Nigeria-born striker Victor Igbekoyi Kayode to play for the country.
Questions were raised as to whether the Azal PFC striker meets the FIFA criteria that should enable him to naturalize. However, with such concerns, the Swede has decided to replace Kayode with the two youngsters: FK Jagodina striker Lamin Suma and Manchester City's attacking winger, George Davies.
This is the first time the two youngsters have got a call-up from the Swede to join the senior side. Also being invited for the first time is FC Sheriff Tiraspol midfielder, Abu Tommy.
Davies' inclusion to the squad could be connected to his recent performance with the national U-20 squad against Cameroon in both legs. Despite being knocked out by the Cameroonians 3-1 on aggregate, the Man City youngster was said to have been the center of attraction in both legs with his outstanding pace and individual skills.
NAMES OF INVITED PLAYERS:
Christian Caulker - Kallon FC, Sierra Leone
Solomon Zombo Morris - FC Rouen, France
Mustapha Dumbuya - Portsmouth FC, England
Mohamed Kamanor - Umeå FC, Sweden
Gibril Sankoh - Augsburg FC, Germany
Umaru Bangura - FK Haugesund, Norway
Hassan Milla Sesay - My Pa FC, Finland
Sheriff Suma - FK Raevan, Azerbadjan
Ibrahim Koroma - Trelleborgs FF, Sweden
Alfred Sankoh - Sanliurfaspor, Turkey
Mohamed Medo Kamara - Partizan Belgrade, Serbia
Khalifa Jabbie - Fredrikstad FK, Norway
Samuel Barlay - FK Raevan, Azerbadjan
Julius Woobay - Neftchi FC, Azerbadjan
Mohamed Kallon - Kallon FC, Sierra Leone
Abu Tommy - FC Tiraspol, Moldova
Lamin Suma - FK Jagodina, Serbia
Alhassan Crespo - Kamara AIK, Sweden
Ibrahim Teteh Bangura - Bursaspor, Turkey
Mohamed Bangura - Celtic FC, Scotland
George Davies - Manchester City, England