Bittersweet for Jonathan Morsay after first S/Leone goal

by | Jun 10, 2022 | Football Africa, Players Abroad News, Sport News | 1 comment

Greek Super League club Panetolikos winger Jonathan Morsay was delighted to net his first international goal for Sierra Leone but disappointed with the result at the MOK Abiola Stadium on Thursday.

Sierra Leone opened their African Cup of Nations 2023 qualifying campaign against Three-times African Champions Nigeria. A contest Morsay says Sierra Leone should take a lot of positive ahead of the next match in the group.

Morsay, 24, timely placed his header to beat goalkeeper Francis Uzoho to give Leone Stars the lead in the 11th minute.

Goals from Everton’s Alex Iwobi and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen saw the Super Eagles come from behind to register their first win over Sierra Leone in the last three meetings.

The 2-1 victory at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium was new coach Jose Peseiro’s first in three matches since his appointment.

“I was delighted to score my first goal in an official match for Sierra Leone – unfortunately, the goal was not enough for a win,” Morsay told FootballSierraLeone.Net after the tie in Abuja.

“We are obviously sad as we cannot get anything from this match, but we played well. In some parts of the game, I thoughts we played better than Nigeria. A lot of positives we can take going into the next match against Guinea-Bissau.”

“Our focus is now on the next match. We can take a lot of good things from this match onto the next qualifying game to improve our performance.”

Morsay, born in Sweden, made his debut for Sierra Leone in Turkey in a 3-0 international friendly defeat against Togo on 24 March 2022.

Sierra Leone returns to matchday two of the qualifiers against Guinea Bissau Djurtus at the Stade General Lansana Conte in Conakry on Monday.

Connect with us on Twitter @football_sierra, on Facebook/ Instagram, Football Sierra Leone, and the writer Alie Bittar on Twitter @bittar32, Contact bittar@footballsierraleone.net.

Related Articles

Mustapha Bundu ends Andorra’s goal drought

Mustapha Bundu ends Andorra’s goal drought

Sierra Leone International Mustapha Bundu scored his first two goals for Spanish side FC Andorra in their 4-0 triumph over CD Lugo on Sunday. Bundu, 25, on loan from Belgium club Anderlecht, has ended his goal drought with two goals in the 69th and 74th minutes as...

read more
Cambuur defender Alex Bangura extends contract to 2024

Cambuur defender Alex Bangura extends contract to 2024

Sierra Leone defender Alex Bangura has extended his Cambuur contract until 2024. "The option in the contract of the 23-year-old left-back has been lifted. Bangura is under contract with SC Cambuur until the summer of 2024," the club said in their statement. Bangura,...

read more
Attacker Idris Kanu takes his season tally to 5 goals

Attacker Idris Kanu takes his season tally to 5 goals

Attacker Idris Kanu recorded his fifth of the season in Barnet's 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Saturday. Sierra Leone International is enjoying a positive start to the season at Barnet. The frontman opened the scoring in the 57th minute before Harry...

read more

Sierra Leone League Table 2020/21

PosClubPWLPts
13425678
23417662
334141052
434131050
534131149

FSL Media archives

FSL Media on Twitter

Nigeria 🆚 Sierra Leone | Highlights - #TotalEnergiesAFCONQ2023 - MD1 Group A