Liberia Held By Sierra Leone In Independence Day Friendly
A recently established National Football team of Liberia Sunday was held to a 0-0 draw by visiting Sierra Leone National team the Leone Star.
The team dominated by local players failed to give the victory the fans had hoped for as Sierra Leone proved tough for the Lone Star.
There was fine coordination among the Lone Star players, but the partnership up front between International star Sam Johnson and County Meet star Musa Kebbeh prove difficult to hold as the young lad was always out of position.
There were no attempts on goal during 65 minutes of the match for both team, but Sierra Leone Mohammed Bundu had the clear chance of the match in the 70th minute when he had only goalkeeper Tommy Songo to beat, but saw his effort blocked by the Liberian stopper.
Edward Ledlum of Liberia fired a 16-yard effort at the Sierra Leonean keeper who struggled to keep hold of the ball before his central half Abu Suma cleared.
The Sierra Leoneans played a bit of fast football, but their own finishing was poor.
At some stages of the match, the visitors packed the bus and lunch counter-attacks whenever they won the ball.
The game was part of the sporting aspect in the commemoration of Liberia’s 171st Independence Celebrations.
There was a huge turned out at the SKD Sports Complex, though the stadium was not packed to its capacity.
With no league competition in Liberia for almost a year now, the Liberians looked tiring at the closing stages of the first half and the start of the second half.
Coach Thomas Kojo just took over as Caretaker couple of days before the match.
Liberia is meanwhile still in search of a new manager for the national team according to the Liberia Football Association.
Liberia is to face Congo in September in continuation of the qualifier for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.