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It’s Going To Be A Fight — Leone Stars Boss Ready For War Against Super Eagles

It’s Going To Be A Fight — Leone Stars Boss Ready For War Against Super Eagles

Leone Stars head coach, John Keister says his team will fight hard to beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Sunday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture.

Keister’s side must win the game to keep their hopes of reaching Cote d’Ivoire 2023 alive.

The Leone Stars will face a daunting task against the Super Eagles who are desperate to win back fans support after some disappointing results in recent times.

Sierra Leone also have a poor record against the Super Eagles, winning just two of their 17 previous meetings.

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Keister is however ready to put that aside as his team battle for three points in the crucial encounter.

“We know this is a match that we need to win, and therefore we have to be positive in our approach against a difficult Nigerian side – and we will definitely be,” Keister told Football Sierra Leone.

“We are a young group, but there is just this feeling that we can come here and get a result against Nigeria. It’s going to be a fight

” We are ready to deal with whatever is thrown at us. Football is about the day who wants it the most.”

The encounter at the Samuel Kanyon Doe, Stadium, Monrovia will start at 5pm Nigeria time.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • I hope the referee is ready to dish out Red cards for rough play.

    The coach want to go physical with the believe that our boys won’t want to sustain injury.

    I kept on saying it that for Africa countries to go far in the international competition like world cup that Africa referees need to develop zero tolerance for rough football with hard tackles.

  • pompei 11 months ago

    Gernot Rohr enjoying life with Benin Republic.
    Today, he played a 1-1 draw with African giants Senegal. A game Senegal dominated for large portions of the game, but Rohr as usual was able to pull the rabbit out of the hat.
    It’s certain that his upcoming salaries will be paid in full and on time. Good on him.
    World cup semifinalists Morocco received their slice of humble pie from SA, in a game SA could have won by 4 or 5 goals, if not for the numerous chances wasted. Some chances were practically begging to be deposited into the Moroccan net, but the SA players somehow contrived to miss.
    The early howler from the Moroccan goalie set the tone for the rest of the game, as Morocco abandoned their usual game plan of sitting back, soaking up pressure and hitting opponents on the counter. A strategy that took them to the semifinals of the last world cup. With SA’s early goal, they had to come out and chase the game, and this allowed SA to give them a hefty dose of their own medicine. The blueprint to beating this Moroccan side is to sit back, and let them come out. If you attack them, they will sit back, soak up pressure, and the advantage will be with them. But if you let them come at you, they run out of ideas, and leave spaces at the back for you to exploit.

    • Memo to MONKEY POST. Oya, come and sing ‘GENERAL ROHR’s’ praises. Lol. I’m shocked he hasn’t seen the result yet or been monitoring it.

  • pompei 11 months ago

    Meanwhile, Haaland, Odegaard and Norway were today defeated at home by Scotland.
    It was supposed to be Haaland’s triumphant homecoming. Scotland did not get the memo.
    Haaland gave Norway the lead with a well taken penalty, and then watched dumbfounded as his side collapsed in the final minutes of the game, shipping 2 goals in 3 minutes to finish the game empty handed.

    • Four four two 11 months ago

      have always maintained that Haaland is over rated. Its Man city style of plays that hid his flaws. He lacks some many qualities of a modern day striker which Osihmen possesses in abundance.. More over he scores mostly tap ins. If he plays infront of an average or selfish midfield like that of Napoli , Haaland will be exposed

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