John Keister’s first international ends with 1 nil defeat for Leone Stars

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone were edged 1 nil by host Liberia in Monrovia in a friendly international on Monday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

Lone Star goal scorer Christopher Jackson celebrated his goal

The defeat was John Keister’s first in charge of the Sierra Leone side that are preparing to face Kenya in the 2019 Africa Nations Cup first-leg qualifier in Freetown on June 10.

The only goal of the game was scored in the 78th minutes by Christopher Bigman Jackson of LISCR football club assisted by Terrence Tisdell of Fassell FC.

LISCR’s striker was introduced in the second 45, replacing striker Mark Paye after a goalless first half, and managed to use his height to send FC Fassel forward Terrance Tisdell’s left foot cross from about 10 yards.

Not much separated the two teams in the first half with only a few attempts, striker Paye getting the Lone Star’s only shot on target from a header and the visitor’s with one attempt.

John Keister selected a squad of 20 players including three foreign-based for the testing encounter.

Khalifa Jabbie as one of the foreign-based just from winning the treble with FC Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova was the captain of Leone Stars.

The team will return home on Tuesday to continue with their preparation for the Kenyans.

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  1. Reply Post By Alhaji GIBRILL Conteh

    What a start better luck next time.

  2. Reply Post By Ousza

    Nice wan

  3. Reply Post By Musa Kargbo

    Mr Keister I think you have learn a lesson from the Liberia encounter .
    Make sure you put your team in order before you face the Harambay stars of Kenya, Sierra leonean are yawning for victory and qualify for Cameroon.

  4. Reply Post By Eugene Femi Smart

    We need to win….we do not need to draw or to be beaten… we need results that will move Sierra Leone ahead… doya dis nor to padi padi business…. long live Salon….. Long live Leone stars…….

  5. Reply Post By koblo quee

    beta luck nxt tym……… O Leone star
    🌟 🌟 🌟

  6. Reply Post By Snash Pee

    Good luck in our next encounter God Bless Sierra Leone

  7. Reply Post By kemoh sesay

    Good test though

  8. Reply Post By Tejan Frederickson Fatorma

    Poor start though as we head for Cameroon 2019 campaign!

  9. Reply Post By Dinho barrie

    We still have scoring problem. I hope that the coach will play crespo

  10. Reply Post By Alhaji Sahid khalil

    This is a lesson for John Keister to learn pls am appealing let forget about sentiment in selecting our national team let choose the right players in the right position in Saturday encounter against Kenya

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