East End Tigers keeper Ibrahim Sesay has hit the ground running at the International level, earning admiration from soccer fans.

The Tigers keeper says he was pleased after making his full Sierra Leone debut on Saturday, helping the Leone Stars to a 2- 1 win over the Gambia in an international friendly match at the El Jadida stadium in Morocco.

Sesay, who started his career with Yopanda Rovers, has been impressive with the Submarines in the ongoing Sierra Leone Premier League that warranted his inclusion into the National team.

The 17-year-old stopper was praised for his display against the Gambians and was in goal again for his second appearance in the 2-1 defeat to Morocco home-based side as Leone Stars wrapped up their training camp at the Stade El Bachir, Mohammédia, on Tuesday.

“I was very impressed with Ibrahim Sesay. He was composed and had no hesitation on his decision making against the Gambians,” Samuel Turay commented on Sesay’s debut.

“He really looks good between the post. He’s agile, has the right height for a goalkeeper and is not afraid. Looking very comfortable,” James Fornah gives his views on the young Sierra Leone keeper.

Sesay told FSL News: “I was pleased to make my International debut against the Gambia, and most importantly, we won. I am grateful for this opportunity. It takes a lot of sacrifices and hard work to get this far. 

“I was part of the team in Guinea in the 1-0 over Benin at the General Lansana Conté Stadium in June African Cup of Nation qualifier.” 

In their last friendly, the Moroccan local-based defeated Sierra Leone 2-1 after a late-gasp controversial penalty.

Connect with us @football_sierra, on Facebook/ Instagram Football Sierra Leone, writer John Bangura.

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