One of the professional players for the U-20 squad Junior Thompson who plays for Charlton Athletics reserve team in England has said in Freetown that he is proud to play for his country Sierra Leone against the Senegalese on Saturday.
He made this disclosure to Awoko Sports at the Football Academy yesterday after their usual morning training session. He stated that he has been a member of the team for about 6 months to a year now and will be a regular player in the squad as a midfielder.
He maintained that he decided to come to Sierra Leone to play for his country after a request that was made to him through his cousin by some of the sports personalities in government and he wasted no time to accept as he loves his country Sierra Leone.
Junior Thompson said he does not know anything about his opponents the Senegalese U-20 side but he has confidence in the way he is playing and he has never been afraid of any of his opponents before.
Thompson says he expects the match to be very fast, quick paced, physical and very competitive as it is an African competition. He however predicts a two nil goal in favour of Sierra Leone because they have players who are very talented with a lot of skill, and he believes they can produce positive results.
He mentioned that come Saturday they were going to pray for God’s blessings to have a very good day that will give them the necessary result that will see them through to the next stage of the competition
Junior Thompson also praised the two coaches of the U-20 side Abu Sankoh and ‘K’ Foot as very good coaches who are focused and have a game plan.