Freetown, Sierra Leone – As the Leone Stars gear up for their World Cup qualifier match against Ethiopia, head coach Amidu Karim emphasized the team’s seriousness and determination. Despite acknowledging Ethiopia’s prowess with fast-paced and aggressive gameplay, Coach Karim expressed confidence in his squad.
In a statement, Coach Karim said, “Regarding our match against Ethiopia, we will not take them lightly. They are a good side, and we are aware of their fast-paced and aggressive style. Facing Egypt, one of the powerhouses in African football, in our second match on November 19, 2023, will not be easy either. However, we are determined to put up a good fight.”
Karim stressed the significance of these upcoming matches, viewing them as potential opportunities to propel Sierra Leone to its first-ever World Cup. He emphasized the importance of staying grounded and not underestimating any opponent.
“Our preparations are focused on honing our skills, improving strategies, and ensuring top physical condition through rigorous training and constant analysis of our gameplay,” he stated. Karim expressed enthusiasm about the squad’s mix of experienced and young talents, allowing for versatile game plans.
Acknowledging the crucial role of fans’ support, Karim urged the nation to stand with the team. He recognized the weight of expectations but conveyed faith in the team’s ability to overcome challenges. Karim concluded, “Together, we can make this dream a reality.” BT/13/11/2023