Jun 10, 2009, 7:37 AM
Lamin Jobateh gave Barak Young Controllers the lead in the 3rd minute of the game, after capitalizing on the home team’s sloppy defending, but substitute Modou Lamin Saho came to the rescue of his side with only nine minutes remaining to full time.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Barak Young Controllers coach Robert Larley said he was satisfied collecting a point in Banjul.
Real de Banjul have a very young good team with good passing ability, he pointed out, adding that their tactics are good.
They will go back and work on how to eliminate Real in the return leg to be played in Mali, he added, but was quick to describe Real as a strong side.
He was grateful to his team, because for the past 9 months they have not played football in Liberia due to the Ebola virus, and applauded them for the display against Real.
The result was good for his side, he concluded.
Amat Cham, Real head coach expressed dissatisfaction with the result, but added that they have accepted it.
They did not lose, and can still win in Bamako, he said, adding that he was not discouraged by conceding an early goal.They will go to Bamako with the objective of scoring the first goal, he concluded.
Franky Van De Velde, Real’s technical director, described the goal they conceded as cheap, adding that such cannot happen in football, as the players should concentrate throughout the game.
However, his side played better football than their opponent, he said, observing that the Liberia team looked tired.