Kamboi Eagles, East End Lions Super Saturday
By Morlai Kargbo
Anticipation for the clash between League leaders Kamboi Eagles, and defending champions, East End Lions at the Kenema Town Field on Saturday evening continues to heighten.
The Kenema based Eagles home turf has so far been a sacred ground because the team has not lost or drew any match there with away teams since the start of the season.
Kamboi Eagles have a 100% win record at home, with three wins out of three and nine points accumulated.
The 2018/19 unbeaten champions, East End Lions, have not got the smooth ride they expected as unscathed champions in the last season.
John Keister and his boys have yielded to two defeats in just seven matches, both coming away from home to Ports Authority and Anti Drugs FC.
The champions are second on the log with 13-points, and a win for them by a two-goal margin will see them leapfrog their hosts at the summit of the league table.
Kamboi Eagles are going into Saturday’s match with five wins, a draw, six goals scored and no goals conceded.
The Eagles will however not have their head coach, Alhaji Foray on the touchline when the two meet, as the diminutive trainer is on national assignment with the National U-20 female team in Senegal.
The stakes are high for the two teams, and it is expected that the euphoria from both set of fans will set a stage for a performance intensive match.
Though a huge task, East End Lions are looking forward to scoring the first goal and inflict the league defeat on the opponent.
At the Bo Stadium, big money spenders Bo Rangers, hope to get back into the rhythm they started with in the first four matches of the league that made them to be earmarked as title contenders when they host Diamond Stars on Saturday.
Bo Rangers are winless in four matches and are sitting sixth on the log with 11-points, while their Saturday opponent Diamond Stars are seventh with 10-points.
Either side are looking to go back to winning ways during tomorrow’s meeting but pressure will be on coach Konneh’s side to bag home all three points after three hundred and sixty (360) minutes without winning.
Both teams will be playing their 8th match. A win for Bo Rangers will take them to fourteen points and a possible second spot on the log, while an opposite side to the result would take Diamond Stars to thirteen points.
At the Siaka Stevens in Freetown, Freetown City FC will host FC Kallon.
The cavaliers like their hosts, are looking to get to winning ways during Saturday’s encounter. Both team’s fans have grown out of patience and look forward to nothing less than a win.
Overall, the matches lined-up for this Saturday are set to be exciting as all teams have eyes set on all three points in their fixtures.