Janneh calls African campaign a blessing


The defender (Pictured) is delighted and feels he made the right choice joining the Liberian Professional Football League Champions Nimba United FC.

Lamin Janneh, who together with two other Sierra Leoneans signed for the Sanniquellie based club, admitted his move to neighbouring Liberia ahead of the continental roster was a blessing.

Nimba United will host their Cameroonian counterparts Union Sportive de Douala at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in the Champions League Preliminary Round on the 14th February 2016 in Monrovia.

The return leg will be in Cameroon from February 26-28, however, Janneh, 24 is happy with the prospect and an opportunity to face Egyptian Champions Zamalek on March 11-13 and March 18-20, 2016 if Nimba advance to the First Round of the CAF Champions League.

“Signing for Nimba was an opportunity to play in the continent top competition,” Janneh told www.footballsierraleone.net.

“I always wanted to play in the CAF Champions League an opportunity that every young player in Africa is willing to accept and now I got it outside my country so I have to take it with all seriousness.

“Nimba United were persistent in recruiting me, they have been asking me to join them since before the Ebola outbreak and after the Ebola they came up with the deal that how I signed for them because I want to play in the CAF Champions.”

The former Bo Rangers Utility defender and fellow Sierra Leonean has been granted work permit and has featured for the club in two games so far in the League.

In the Cellcom First Division Week 1 & 2, Janneh was part of the United’s side that played 2-2 against LPRC Oilers and in their 2-1 defeat to Liberian CAF Confederation cup representative BYC United on Sunday 24th and Saturday 30th January 2016 respectively.

The experienced defender is hoping to assist the Mountaineers to CAF Champions League glory and has set his sights on retaining their Premier League title.

“My target with Nimba United is to win the League, Champions League and the Federation Cup. I hope they can do so because they have bought a lot of good players and the coach is good too, he noted.

By @PScot_writer


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