Kei Kamara & Obrey say Leone Stars deserved to lose to Niger
Leone Stars captain Ibrahim Kargbo alias Obrey and USA based Kei Kamara have both said that they deserved the result they got in Niamey infavour of Niger last weekend in a 2012 African Cup of Nations group G qualifying match. (Photo: Leone Stars first XI against Niger (Photo Credit: Kemoh Sesay)
The two players admitted that Niger were the better side as they dominated the match.
“Leone Stars didn’t play to win but the Nigeriens in contrast played very well and got what they wanted,” said Kei Kamara.
He added: “Our chances are now slim and it’ll be very difficult for us to qualify.”
On his path, Karbgo who is based in Azerbaijan said: “The players including myself should first of all take responsibility for the defeat because we didn’t play well. We lacked commitment in the match,” said Kargbo.
He added: “Players such as Medo Kamara, Strasser, Woobay and Hadji didn’t live up to expectations.”
“The referee was given Niger undue advantage but we expected that because we were playing away. We’ll try to win our remaining matches and see what will happen.
But I must admit that we now have a slim chance of qualifying. I’m calling on my colleague players to commit themselves to Leone Stars.
Kargbo for this first time also pointed out that he was not happy with the right-full back position he’s playing in the Leone Stars team.
“I’m not comfortable with the position I’m playing in Leone Stars. I haven’t played in right-full back position since I started my professional football career more than decade ago. I’m just doing it for the love I have for my country.”
By Kemo Sesay just back from Niamey
Credit: SWASAL and Mercury International Ltd.
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