On Wednesday 29th January, the Sierra Leone Female U-20 Football team left the shores of Sierra Leone onboard TRANSAIR Airlines to Senegal for the second leg match of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier, slated for Saturday, 1st February 2020.
The match will be played at the Pikin Stadium in Senegal and is expected to be crucial for Sierra Leone, who lost at home by a lone goal margin, a fortnight ago.
The flight landed at the Senegal International airport four hours after departing the Lungi International Airport and a brief stop at the Banjul International airport.
The team was well received at the airport and a police escort led them to the ALAFIFA hotel in Dakar.
Head of delegation and EXCO member, Saddick Deen-Nyarkoh said he was happy with the reception from the Senegal football Federation, noting that this was so because the SLFA did the same to them while they were in Sierra Leone.
He also expressed satisfaction over the way the girls have comported themselves so far.
According to Miriam Heroe, Coordinator of the U-20 team, the girls are well prepared, determined and highly motivated for what she described as a “turning point in the history of women’s football in Sierra Leone”.
“The girls are well charged to overturn the 1-0 deficit and I’m optimistic, we will come out of this match with our heads held high,” she said.