FC Johansen bows out CAF Confederation Cup

An aggregate of 1-0 ensures that Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) meet with either South Sudan or Tanzania in the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup after humbling FC Johansen at home on Sunday 3rd March 2013 at the National Stadium in Freetown.

BYC’s Head Coach, Abraham Sese, shed tears of joy in the post match glory celebration.  “We told our players to be entirely on the defensive come what may, and they did just that.  Now we are happy,” he jubilated.

FC Johansen John Kiester said such is the game of football.  “We can start building from this point.  We have to regroup as a club.  Coming to Sierra Leone some years back, my mandate was to take FC Johansen to the Premiership.  That I did”, he maintained.


Getting the match report, FC Johansen missed nine one-to-one chances to grab the winning and keep Sierra Leone in the cross border CAF fixture.

Three minutes into the game, Quami Quee took hold of the centre with his comrade flankers and Barrie seemed more upfront minded to take the BYC on a surprise attack. Fifteen minutes into the game, BYC soldiers were really struggling to contend FC Johansen’s atack.

Quami’s volley from a corner ride in the 21st minute into the BYC turf was not good enough for Ibrahim Kamara to ensure an early lead.

By now, the FC Johansen fans had sprung to their feet booing at the fifth wasted chance countered by BYC’s Paul Kao, who alone was instrumental in resisting the sweeping attacks by the Johansen boys.

Two minutes after recess, FC Johansen’s ardent push for a win put the Liberian fans on the edge of their seats. By the 72nd minute, BYC had already made two changes while John Kiester’s attacking squad had gotten weary.

As it happened in Liberia, the 90th minute ended goalless.  The added six minutes produced no surprises though FC Johansen’s Ibrahim Kamara got red carded for a hard tackle.

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