‘I think the strategy in the second leg in Bamako is to score at all costs and take no easy goals. We have been prone to easy goals of late. It is a similar story in Brikama too last week,”he said.
However, the TD said he is very optimistic going to Bamako because Real de Banjul played better than the Liberians and could have won the match had there been adequate concentration with the finishing.
”The issue always remains that there is need for clinical strikers and finishing in the Gambian game but I think Real produced a very good game capable of winning the match,” he said.
Real were shocked with an early BYC goal minutes into the match scored by Lamine Jabateh but despite a water-tight defensive display including deliberate time-wasting, the visitors could not keep the lead and where lucky to escape an intensive Real onslaught that lasted throughout out the match. The home boys leveled late in the game with a brilliant laser-guided free kick from Modou Lamin Saho that sailed above the Liberian wall to roost at the top right corner of the keeper’s net.
BYC were however delighted to get a goal in Banjul.
A delighted BYC coach Robert Lartey told the journalists at the KG5: “First of all, I want to thank God for enabling us to come to play Real de Banjul and take a goal. As you may know Liberians have not played football for nine months until now so this is a good result for us.” He said the return leg in Bamako on February 28 will be crucial.]]>