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Sierra Leone Sports: U-20 coach assures Sierra Leoneans of qualifying the team

The head coach of Sierra Leone Shooting Stars Ken Tabi has assured the Sierra Leonean U20 team of qualifying for the next stage of the competition come Saturday 21st April, 2018 at the Bo Coronation.
He went further to call on Sierra Leoneans to come out in their numbers to support the team because they need to win by at least a two-goal margin.
The Cameroonian technician, has expressed optimism of overturning a 1-0 deficit loss to Guinea Bissau two weeks ago at the Estadio Nacional 24 de Setembro in the capital city of Bissau
The two sides will go head to head in the return leg of the 21st edition Total U20 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary qualifiers on Saturday 21st April at the Bo Coronation Ground, South of Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Shooting Stars will be facing their Guinea Bissau counterpart in the hunt for a place in the next stage on the road to Niger 2019. The Coach stated, that it is possible for his team to overturn the 1-0 deficit because as he puts it “They now know the Bissau Guineans better than before.”
“I am optimistic because, before we did not know our opponents, we did not know their strength but now we know their strength and weaknesses and even how they play.”
“We train twice a day, morning and evening to keep the boys fit and prepared to do our final assessments before choosing the appropriate squad for the match,” Tabi said. “We must understand that our players do not have the required fitness for a match considering the long absence of national leagues across the country but we are working on that ahead of the tie this weekend”, Coach Ken added.
The winner between the two countries will face Nigeria’s Flying Eagles of Nigeria.
The Flying Eagles will then play away to the overall winners of this first round clash on May 11, 12 or 13 with the return leg in Nigeria a week later.
The match was sponsored by Mercury
Friday April 20, 2018.

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