As the premier league continued Diamond Stars of Kono and East End Lions played to a goalless draw at the National Stadium in Freetown.
In the first half East End Lions who were the hosts were looking for an early goal but that never materialized as the entire Diamond Stars were highly committed to the match.
The second half was a do-or-die battle as both teams were fighting for a win at all cost to please their sponsors.
Diamond Stars who were in limbo in the first leg of the competition have now created a serious impact in the second leg which they have already started against East End Lions.
After the match, East End Lions’ supporters accused the coaches of bias selection, which they said was affecting the team.
One supporter, Mohamed Deen, said if the team failed to represent Sierra Leone in the coming continental competitions the coaches and executive would be held responsible.
He said with the resources that they had invested in the team they could still not see results.
In the other matches played the current league leaders Ports Authority and the runners up Blackpool played to a one all draw.
Ports Authority went into the lead in the 69th minutes when Donald Wellington scored after an offside trap was broken by attacker Daniel Foday who wasted no time to make a pass to the scorer.
After the goal the match became very fierce as Blackpool were looking for the equalizer which finally materialized ten minutes later after a free kick which was taken by Abu Tommy who converted it into a goal from a superb header.
Coach Christian Cole of Blackpool disclosed to Awoko Sports, after the match, that it was bad refereeing that prevented his boys from winning the match and described the Ports Authority goal as an offside He said he was satisfied with his boys’ performance when they were one nil down as they showed maturity and got the needed equalizer. In the other match, Kallon FC showed supremacy in every angle of the match over Central Parade when they defeated their opponents by two goals to nil
The head coach of Kallon FC, Abu Sankoh said defeating Central Parade was very important to the team and that winning had put them in a good standing in the league table. He said, “during this second leg we are not going to lose any match as the boys are mentally and physically fit for the competition.”