The founder of the FC Johansen football club, Aisha Tejan Cole, told journalists in a press briefing that that FC Johansen will engage in bigger competition come next year.
She made this disclosure after the team returned from Sweden after participating in the Mittnorden Cup where they were runner-ups in the competition.
She also mentioned that the boys were able to live up to their expectation in Sweden, as their performance was “very outstanding in the competition; they made Africa and Sierra Leone proud.” In 27 years of competition, they were first African country to take part in the Mittnorden Cup.
She noted that she want to see the boys taking part in Franphone countries like Senegal and Ivory Coast, where they would face stiffer competition.
And after playing a series of friendly matches with some of the clubs, they will have experiences of going to see some of these stronger academies.
She mentioned that offers were made for some of the boys while in Sweden, but these boys are minors so they can’t engage in buying and selling; but scouts have shown great interest to take them in some of their academies which is welcoming news.
Mrs. Cole contacted the team’s lawyer and he is looking into the possibility of the boys pursuing a football career abroad. The outcome of such arrangement will be made known to the press soon, Mrs. Cole said.