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Bangura Handed Benfield Reins

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Alu Bangura has been appointed the new manager of STL Northern League Premier Division club Newcastle Benfield.

Bangura, who has a wealth of playing experience behind him in the Northern League, was number two to departed manager Paul Baker, and last night he accepted the manager’s position at a club meeting.

A club statement said: “Newcastle Benfield can announce that Alu Bangura has been offered and he has accepted the manager’s role at the club. The chairman committee and players are 100% behind the appointment, and wish him every success in his new role.”

Bangura’s first task will be to guide Benfield through tonight’s re-arranged FA Cup Preliminary Round tie at South Shields – the first attempt was abandoned at half-time last week because of floodlight failure.


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