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At the National Stadium…Sierra Leone Ports Authority takes on Toure Kunda Footpro.

Sierra Leone Ports Authority Football Team....Ready For Action

Sierra Leone Ports Authority Football Team....Ready For Action

It is going to be another weekend for clubs participating in the CAF Confederation Cup as crucial second leg ties kick off at different stadiums across Africa.

At the National Stadium of Sierra Leone today, Ports Authority that lost the first leg 2-1 in Dakar are set to overturn the defeat when they lock horns with their counterparts, Toure Kunda Footpro of Senegal in Freetown. Coach Christian Cole has assured this nation that his team will show resilient by eliminating their opponents and progress to the next stage . “I’m satisfied with the way the boys have responded to training since our return from Dakar.”

“They have shown character and I think they are going to surprise Sierra Leoneans by eliminating their opponents and eventually proceed to the next stage,” Coach Cole said. The Captain of the Water Front Boys, Muwahid Sesay in a confident mood said that they will sail through the next round of the competition.

 

“We are stronger, well composed and focused” says Sesay and went on to explain that they scored an away goal, but turf has given them hope and motivation, “We just want the fans to rally behind us as we represent Sierra Leone,” Muwahid appealed. Though Ports Authority left the Demba Diop stadium in Dakar with their heads up, Toure Kunda’s Coach, Lamine Sano said the battle is not yet over. The Senegalese coach who was speaking to the Media after the 2-1 home win, said, he was pleased with the outcome of the match, despite they conceded a goal nobody should write them off for that.

 

Coach Sano maintained that the match went on for 45 minutes, adding that the real battle will be in Freetown at the National Stadium where they hope to fight with zeal. “I consider the first leg in Dakar as a 45 minutes exercise and we are going to show our opponents what we are capable of doing.

 

 “We made terrible mistake by conceding a goal. Before the match I appealed to the boys not to get panic or played under pressure because I knew as new comers with less exposure there is a possibility of defeat. There is hope and one cannot tell what the outcome will be. In Football anything can happen any moment, “Coach Sano said.

 

Probable Squad: Ports Authority

Goal Keeper: Habib Sesay,

Defender: Mohamed Awuwa Bangura, Alusine Twin Sesay, Mohamed Torass Jalloh, Ahmed Musa

Midfielder:  Ibrahim Pizzo Jalloh, Abdul Rahman Kamara, Gibrilla Zidane Conteh  

Striker: Donald Korbor Korbor Wellington, Muwahid Sesay, Alieu Tokorie Kargbo.

Subs: Denis Decker, Morlai Sesay, Sheik Umar Kamara, Alusine Conteh, Balla Kargbo.

Coach Christian Cole

 

Probable Squad: Toure Kunda Footpro

Goal Keeper:  Ibrahima Diakhate

Defender:  Abdulai Kama, Mamadou Diouf, Mbaye B. Dia, Ame Diallo,

Midfielder: Thierno M. Thioune, Mamadou Thiam, Cheikh A.T Samb, Moussa Konate

Striker: Souleymane Diallo,  Nicholas Ndione

 

Subs: Mahame Sow, Abdulai Seck, Ibou Khole Faye, Ibrahim Faye, Becaye Diallo, Abdulai Diakhate, Nicholas Ndione.

Coach Lamine Sano

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