AFCON: Sierra Leone’s Keister issues report card after Algeria draw

by | Jan 12, 2022 | International, National Sport News Sierra Leone, Sport News | 0 comments

Sierra Leone John Keister was pleased after Leone Stars goalless draw against Algeria in their Group E opening match at the Japoma Stadium on Tuesday in Douala.

The Leone Stars, without a doubt, were the underdogs coming into the third African Cup of Nations opener against defending Champions Algeria, who defeated Senegal 1-0 to win the 2109 continental showpiece.

When answering questions from the media during the post-match interview, Keister noted that he was pleased with the result and that his team maintained their game plan.

“I’m happy with the result (0-0) even though we attacked this game to win it. We had the reigning African champions Algeria, a great and beautiful team, but we stuck to our strategy, which worked,” He told pressmen.

“I don’t want to highlight a single player even if the goalkeeper (Mohamed N Kamara) was elected man of the match. This is a collective performance, and we will continue to do so. We have to fight and grow this group. And since our arrival, we have been working to move forward. 

There’s no point in having a great game on Tuesday and letting the other games slip away. It’s at the end of the tournament that we’ll know if we’re the surprise. We take game after game .”

The second Group E game is being played on Wednesday in Douala when Equatorial Guinea meet the Ivory Coast.

Sierra Leone next outing in the tournament is against Ivory Coast at 4 pm on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football. In the other Group E fixture, Algeria battle Equatorial Guinea at 7 pm on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Mix.

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