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Sierra Leone FA President: We’d Pity Super Eagles By Allowing Them Score One Goal In Freetown

Sierra Leone FA President: We’d Pity Super Eagles By Allowing Them Score One Goal In Freetown

Sierra Leone Football Association president Ishay Johansen has joked that the Leone Stars will gift the Super Eagles just one goal, before going ahead to win the second leg of their Group L 2021 AFCON qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

The Leone Stars made a shock comeback by cancelling a 4-0 deficit to draw 4-4 against the Eagles in the reverse tie in Benin on Friday.

They will now hope to record their first win against the Eagles since 2001.

Also Read: Rohr: There Will Be A Reaction From Super Eagles In Sierra Leone 

And ahead of Tuesday’s game, Johansen said the Eagles will be gifted one goal just for making the trip to Freetown.

“I have told the president of the Nigeria Football Federation my brother and colleague, Pinnick, we would squeeze in one goal for them,” she told Legit TV after the game in Benin.

“We will let them have one and then we would go with the rest (goals) we would be flying with the rest.

“We would probably, you know just for the trip for their effort to make the trip, we would give them one.”

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  • Chairmanfemi 4 years ago

    Just imagine! This is what Yorubas’ call ARIFIN. Well no be your fault, Na Instagram SE and Rohr cause am. Now Housegirl no sabi Oga for house again. Enjoy your media chit-chats till Tuesday. If going by Pinnick’s charge to the boys and if the hunger is truly in them(Super Eagles) to win and hopefully that Tactically deficient Rohr comes back to life on Tuesday… You won’t find it funny in Freetown. But for now, Fingers crossed!

  • Let the insult and disrespect begin from 120th-ranked Sierra Leone of all countries. Lol. I just hope the SE gets their acts together and shut you up on Tuesday with a resounding comeback!

    Oh the shame! Our FIFA ranking will suffer. Our reputation in the eyes of African soccer powers and natural “enemies” like Algeria, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroun will plummet so pathetically.

    I remember in the days of Kanu, Okocha, even early days of Musa et al, if a Kenya or Sudan pulls a shocking draw in Nigeria, the SE would go to Nairobi or Khartoum and spank them 4-0 at home to restore Nigeria’s pride. Do we still have it in us?

    • This people funny sha,why are they all acting like they’ve won the world cup,the possibility of them qualifying for the afcon sef no dey…why are they celebrating a draw..haha

      • Sweetboy4jesus 4 years ago

        It means alot to them bro!! Getting a draw against a highly ranked team like Nigeria is a huge achievement to them. Wether they qualify or not, they have made history!! 

  • maxi ceelaw 4 years ago

    What an insult!

  • Michel 4 years ago

    Of course we deserve every insult brought upon us by academy players forced on us by rohr.

    • Chris 4 years ago

      Academy players? Sorry ooh, kindly show us what we seem to be missing here…Is there an eligible Nigerian who is blazing hot in his club that would have replaced the academy players in the team now and such a player was not invited?. Name the player or shut up your academy comment for good.

    • MAJOR FLEX 4 years ago

      Is it that you just started watching football recently?

  • This is what you get when you allow yourself to be ridiculed before the soccer world.

    Can she say this to an Algerian team? Of course not.

    We need to shut them up on Tuesday.

  • _ A Kiss on Players’ lips _

    Having examined closely the statement made by above by the President of Sierra Leone Football Association Isha Johansen, I have come to the conclusion that it was truly made in spirit of ‘friendly banter’ so I will approach it from that angle.

    The one-time jailed wife of the Norwegian Consul to Sierra Leone said they will allow Nigeria score 1 goal out of pity (for the effort of travelling down to Freetown) before their skies will open to rain goals against Nigeria.

    Very funny. 🙂

    But, whether said in jest or not, it also sounds to me like a veiled threat.

    Let’s be honest, if Sierra Leone can score 4 goals against Nigeria away, they will much fancy thier chances of doing the exact same thing in Sierra Leone, this time, hoping to limit Nigeria to only 1 goal.

    So, Mrs Johansen is in effect predicting a 4:1 scoreline in favour of her team.

    55 year old Isha Tejan-Cole Johansen has already achieved a lot for herself having been one of only a few women in the world to have headed a national football association. In all, I count less than 7 women in the world heading Football Associations (would we see the day when a woman will head the NFF or will be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria?).

    If her predictions jokingly delivered should come true (and Sierra Leone defeats Nigeria even by just 1 goal margin), then Isha would have added another feather to her cap as the Female Leader of her Football Association.

    I watched a video that circulated social media of Amaju Pinnick giving the Super Eagles players and their coaching crew a dressing down after the shambolic ‘Blight Of Benin’ 4:4 draw.

    Should Isha’s predictions hold true, each of the Sierra Leonean players should expect a kiss from thier inspirational and prophetic FA Chairwoman in the dressing room after the triumph.

    Whether this contravenes Covid-19 guidelines or whether her Diplomat husband will take a dim view, Isha will not mind: each of those players will get a kiss if Sierra Leone beat Nigeria 4:1 in Freetown, full stop!

  • MAJOR FLEX 4 years ago

    I won’t come here and start being like ‘no wahala, we go show una pepe’, no i won’t do that. The coach and players brought this upon themselves, ants don dey get mouth for were eagles dey because eagles have stooped so so low with an embarrassing performance. Guess what? I don’t even have confidence in this super chickens to beat the sierra leoneans on Tuesday, don’t bet on it, you may lose your cash.
    With all these said, i still have hope that chukwueze and iheanacho may bail us out.

  • KING TUOYO 4 years ago

    Oh my God. I nor fit laugh finish. Yeye thing dey really smell for every aspect of our nation Nigeria.

    I nor know who we offend or who swear for us. Everything just dey turn upside down for Naija. Food stuff prices dey go up every day, fuel price dey increase too, bad roads full ground yakata, good hospital nko? e nor dey.

    Football wen we dey manage to take console ourselves despite the current hardship wen we dey face, Oga Rohr say use he yeye selection take spoil am.

    Since on Friday, my body dey shake and na so small tin dey vex me all because of Rohr. I still dey find am difficult to believe say dat match wen e happen for Benin weda na for real life dem take play am. I really vex since dat day till now sef. No matter wat d Eagles dem do on Tuesday nor go fit erase dat bad memory from my head at all at all. With the match wen we see, Oga Rohr don finally tell us say he don try he best and he nor get anything to offer Super Eagles and Nigeria again. Na so I see am o. I expect say after 2019 Nations Cup, Eagles suppose improve pass o but wetin com dey see na dirty and nonsense play like say dem b headless chicken wen dey run round for field without sight.

    At this point, it’s so obvious for everyone to see that Coach Rohr should either leave now or a capable assistant be assigned to him.

    Super Eagles to me is like a part of my body.

    I come in peace my people.

  • Obidee 4 years ago

    Oh boi see insult oo……everyone is making fun of SE. Hope NFF and Co is seeing duo she said she make joke will Amaju but this is expensive joke to him
    What insult


  • Imnas 4 years ago

    What I know is as Africans we need a reorientation of so many ways of our approches towards many aspects of our life.We need to believe in ourselves and also get our priorities right.We will never truly reach that heights when everyone will start to take us seriously if we don’t value our natural abilities and resources.For example what is it this white coaches offer us that a fellow black man cannot.Keshi was after all a Nigerian an exinternational and look what he achieved the little time he stayed.Has this man given us anything extraordinary better than keshi scorecard? Until we jettison this idea of hiring a white coach with the attendant bogus wages, and hire a hard-working ex international who will be based here and use a mixture of local players and foreign ones, like we used to do,shall we regain our lost place in the committee of football heavyweights

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      After 2010 WC, we resolved to do away with white coaches and employ our own. In 6 years we had Eguavoen, Siasia, Keshi, Oliseh, Siasia/Amunike…..they were not foreign coaches….but in those 6 years we missed 3 out of 4 AFCONs and sank so deep that even our best players couldn’t sign for a lowly club in the championship like Birmingham city. We retuned back to white coaches (just 1 white coach) and we have retuned to the level where we were as at 2010 and we have been at every tournament since then with games to spare. Something pushed us to abandon our resolve to go local after 2010…and there must be something that one man has/is done/doing that the others weren’t doing. Al-ahly just hired a SOUTH AFRICAN, A BLACK SOUTH AFRICAN as their coach a few weeks ago, first time they will hire a black man as their coach….and they confessed recently that he is giving them something they’ve not had before. Its not about race, nationality or colour…its about competence and what you do when you’ve been given a chance. I dont give a damn if Our national team coach is a Sudanese, but his selection should be devoid of racial or nepotistic sentiments and be hinged on his overriding competence above others considered for the same job.

      • JimmyBall 4 years ago

        @Dr.Drey forget this blank categorization. Siasia has never been hired on a clean slate. It’s always dicey rescue mission… so don’t group him with coaches who have been hired directly. The first stint for siasia was taking over Eguaveons mess after Eguaveon took Super Eagles to Conakry and lost to Guinea enroute Afcon 2012. Siasia was engaged after it was obvious Eguaveon could not do any yeoman’s job. Second time was after Sunday Oliseh left Super Eagles hanging after poor run of results. Siasia again accepted to step in to handle the double header versus Egypt which we unfortunately came short.

        • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

          It is not a blank categorization, the fact remains we couldn’t qualify for AFCON 3 out of 4 times when we had all Nigeria crew. I knew you will quickly jump to his defence. Eguavoen only took charge of 1 game in the 2012 AFCON qualifying series which he lost in conakry. Siasia was employed the SUBSTANTIVE SE coach afterwards and took charge of the rest of the series. That we lost our 1st game in the series is not an excuse. Rohr also lost his 1st game in the 2019 AFCON qualifying series vs SA and still qualified with a game to spare. Siasia couldn’t qualify even till the 95th minute of the very last game on home soil despite not rebuilding. Enough of the excuses. The second time he was appointed we needed just at least 3 points in 2 games we couldn’t even win at home. Once again enough of the excuses. He accepted the job because he felt he could do it, they even gave him competent assistants like Amunike and Salisu Yusuf…the fact remains he bungled it. Amodu needed to win 3 games in 2002 and he won all 3 home and away scoring 9 goals without even conceding a single goal. Once again enough of the excuses. If you cant do a job dont accept it. Once again the fact remains we couldn’t qualify for AFCON 3 out of 4 times when we had an all Nigeria crew….and the fact that under similar working environment and conditions only one man is about to lead us to a 3 straight tournament with games to spare…and I’m sorry to tell you that that one man happens to be a white man.

        • @Jimmyball na you dey yarn like dat???
          Siasia Started on a clean slate… eguavoen was on an interim appointment after fifa ban and unban us in the week leading to the away loss to guinea we weren’t even sure if the match would go on due to political tussle in the glasshouse.. Sia1 came onboard and had five matches to qualify….he messed up due to his overbearing attitudes towards star players and that was his undoing… Not the away 0-1 loss away to guinea but the 2all draw in Nigeria cost SE The ticket…

          Let me also remind you that the much maligned GR LOST to Bafana and made amends with the remaining 5 matches and still qualifed with games to spare

  • pompei 4 years ago

    Nice one, Ms. Johansen. Funny joke, tactfully delivered. The whole world is laughing, except Nigerians.

    • KangA 4 years ago

      Good one . . . Nigerians will laugh last. “He who laughs las. . —-“

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