- Sierra Leone mourns the death of top goalkeeper Alhaji Dauda Conteh following a short illness
- The shot-stopper was set to make his international debut for the country's national team
- Conteh was listed in the team squad that faced Kenya in the AFCON Qualifier in June 2017
Sierra Leone goalkeeper Alhaji Dauda Conteh died following a short-term illness in a hospital in Freetown, NAIJ.com reports.
The shot-stopper played for Guinean side Ashanti Golden Boys de Siguir and was set to make his international debut for the Sierra Leone national team.
Conteh had previously received several call-ups from his national team side but was unable to secure a place in the first team.
Reports reaching NAIJ.com say Conteh was listed for the Sierra Leone squad that faced Kenya in AFCON Qualifier in June 2017 but was withdrawn due to illness.
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Leone Stars coach John Keister told BBC Sport: “Conteh was not impressive in the last day of training because something was wrong with him.
“I even told one of my assistants about it. This forced me to drop him from the squad.
“We’ll surely miss him. I always liked him because he was humble and always good to be around the Leone Stars team.”
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