The defending champions in the ongoing premier league, Kallon FC who were boasting of winning the league for the second time in a row, had their hopes dashed over the weekend when they were held to a goalless draw by Bo Rangers at the National Stadium in Freetown.
Kallon FC failed to live up to expectation against their opponents as they lost two vital points which has made their chances of winning this year’s championship very slim.
During the match, Bo Rangers were prepared in all angles of the game as their main focus was to defeat Kallon FC at all cost to ensure that the match fixing scandal levied against them was laid to rest.
In the first half of the match, Bo Rangers were most of the time on the offensive looking for the much needed goal. In the 30 minutes of the match, they missed a possible goal that should have separated both teams but the early intervention of goalkeeper Christian Coker saved his side from disgrace.
Early in the second segment, Bo Rangers goalkeeper was red carded after he intercepted the ball with his hand outside the 18 yards box preventing the Kallon FC attacker from scoring. Referee Rashid wasted no time but to flash him the red carded.
After the red card, Bo Rangers technical staff decided to make a substitution, removing an attacker to bring in the second goalkeeper that made some brilliant saves during the match.
With Bo Rangers one man down, their defence became a solid rock that was able to contain the Kallon FC attackers whose performances were below standard.
One of the reasons why Kallon FC was unable to win was when both coaches of the team, head Coach Abu Sankoh and his assistant Tamba Moses, abandoned the team for national assignment leaving the team manager Tunde Scott to coach the team.
Speaking to Awoko Sports after the match, the head coach of Bo Rangers Ernest Hallowell said they wanted to maintain their good image that was why they came down to show other teams that they were to be reckoned with in Sierra Leone football .
In the other premier league matches, Diamond Stars of Kono defeated Golf Leopards by two goals to nil at the National Stadium.
The other match between Gem Stars of Tongo and East End Lions that was supposed to play on Saturday never materialized as Gem Stars failed to turn up. East End Lions were awarded three points and three goals to their credit
The league continues this weekend.