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Chelsea star Chalobah rates Sierra Leone’s AFCON journey

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Ahead of the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations, Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah showed his support for his birth country Sierra Leone.

Chelsea youngster Trevoh Chalobah has revealed that he is going to support his birth country Sierra Leone ahead of the forthcoming 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 22-year-old was born in Freetown, the capital city of the nation before he travelled to the UK as a child. And the defender is glad to see his country qualify for the upcoming major tournament in Cameroon. 

In fact, Chalobah can still play for Sierra Leone having racked appearances across all youth levels for England including a stint at the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Keeping his national duty aside, the young starlet has been featuring regularly for Chelsea lately in the Premier League. Despite loan spells at Ipswich Town, Huddersfield Town, and French side Lorient, Chalobah has been gaining Thomas Tuchel’s trust at Stamford Bridge.

He was questioned regarding his international career ahead of the Blues’ Champions League clash against Juventus on Tuesday. He said: “Obviously yes that is my country and I am really pleased, they have done well to qualify but my focus right now is on the club.”

If you were unaware, Sierra Leone has made it to the AFCON after 25 long years and they will play against Algeria, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea in Group E. They will face Ivory Coast in their opening meeting of the competition on January 16.