Liberian fans nervous about victory
Liberia’s U-23 team will host their Sierra Leonean counterparts in the return leg of the London Olympic Games qualifying series, on Sunday, December 19, 2010, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex. The first leg in Freetown in October ended 1-1. (Photo: Sekou Jabateh Oliseh)
Sports fans across Liberia are asking whether Liberian Coach Bertalan Bicskei’s can come up with the tactics that will see Lone Stars dribble Sierra Stars and qualify for the next stage as there is a lot of conflict between their coaching staff recently, as Frank Jericho Nagbe the man behind the Liberian side in Freetown that held Sierra Leone 1-1 is no more in the coaching staff.
However, CSKA Moscow Liberian international Sekou Jabateh Oliseh is Liberia’s most outstanding player and is ready for his opponent, come Sunday. 20 year old Sekou Jabateh Oliseh is expected to strengthen the Liberia National U-23 squad in their crunch Olympic qualifier against neighbouring Sierra Leone.
Latest report reaching Sierraexpressmedia.com says the new Liberian generation leader, Sekou Jabateh Oliseh, with a few other foreign based players, including Turkish based duo of Theo Weeks and Tonia Tisdell, Israeli based forward Patrick Doeplah and the Egyptian based striker William Jebor, are to combine forces with the locals in plotting against Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone will be going into this encounter with five top foreign based players from the 18 players for the encounter; fans in Liberia are already panicking. This encounter is being described as a clash of the titans between the two West African neighbours.
Liberian youths have already stipulated victory as it will represent a Christmas gift for soccer agog fans in Liberia, but are nervous about Coach Bertalan Bickei’s weakness in blending players when it is time to produce result.
A group of Liberian youths, under the umbrella for London Olympic 2012 Olympics are cautious about their Hungarian coach, they are expecting the 67-year-old to pick and blend top quality players who meet the age requirement and that can deliver.
Meanwhile, a dispatch press release in Liberia from the Liberian Football Association (LFA) indicate that the country, from all indications, is on a good footing, and the team might just cruise past their initial opponents, neighbouring Sierra Leone if current form and the first leg results are anything to go by.
On the other hand, Sierra Leone Coach Sherrington is settling in to eliminate the Liberians in their own backyard.
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