The Craig Bellamy Foundation, CBF academy boys earned their first victory in their first of many friendly matches in Accra, Ghana last Saturday.
The boys from Sierra Leone secured a 4-3 win over their Ghanaian opponents to send a strong signal to the others that they are a force to reckon with.
First half goals from Santagie Koroma, Mohamed Mohai, Umaru Samura and Mustapha Bundu gave the CBF boys a deserving first half lead but the Ghanaians pulled one back before getting two more in the second 25 minutes of play.
According to the CBF country director, Durosimi Thomas who spoke on the phone from Ghana, the boys put up an outstanding performance despite the match was played in nine-aside.
He said: “The performance of the boys is good and they were admired by a lot of Ghanaian fans who witnessed the match. Even thou the Ghanaians were more physical, the boys did well to secure their victory.”
According to Thomas, they are expecting to face tougher opponents adding that they would be playing a single friendly each week.
He also revealed that they are expecting to host a tournament upon the arrival of the Manchester City star who is also the founder and proprietor of the academy, Craig Bellamy.
According to Thomas, they will be based in Ghana until the end of May when they will return to Freetown together with Bellamy. The Boys are currently staying at the Right To Dream Academy in Akosombo, Ghana.