CAF Champions League: Sierra Leone trio set for Cameroon adventure


Foday Suma, Amadu Barrie and Lamin Janneh are all set for Cameroon with Nimba FC in a bid to knock over a 3-1 deficit against Central African counterparts Union Sportive de Douala on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

The Caf newcomers were defeated at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in the first leg of the Champions League preliminary round.

Nimba with a huge task at hand to qualify for the next stage of the competition and the Sierra Leoneans acknowledge the task ahead.

“We’re disappointed obviously losing at home, ‘Midfielder Foday Suma told “A tough football match awaits us away from home – is always going to be difficult, but it’s football we are still in it and hopefully we can turn it around.

“It’s going to be very hard but it’s a great opportunity for us to prove our mental strength,” said Amadu Barrie.

Barrie, 25, added “We played as a team few days ago and lost as a team we have to do more for the second leg, I believe we can do it. I was substituted in the first half but was not happy because I was coming into the game but that football many sacrifices have to be made to avoid many obstacles.

Defender Lamin Janneh said: “The team started the game with a strong spirit of winning but after conceding two goals it was very difficult chasing the game, but we manage to score a goal and notwithstanding we have learnt from our mistake and we are going to work on it for the second leg  on Sunday.”

Meanwhile, Nimba Coach Kollie Korvah has indicated that Nimba United will depart the country today Wednesday for Cameroon.

“We are leaving sooner, because we want to acclimatize to the Cameroonian weather and hope that it will be an advantage to our mission,” Coach Korvah told Liberian media.

The Sanniquellie based club are presently sixth in the Liberian Cellcom first division table.

The first leg defeat for the tournament newcomer serves as a welcoming message the winner will face Egyptian Champions Zamalek on March 11-13 and March 18-20, 2016.

Contact the writer @PScot_writer in Liberia


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