Sierra Leone has emerged as winners on Friday Night at the Southern arena after defeating Guinea Bissau 2-1 to register a winning start to the West Africa Football Union's under-20 women's Competition. This is after a 1-1 draw in their inaugural match against Guinea.
During the early moments of the match, shooting starlets played well against Guinea Bissau as both Sallay Turay and Juliet Brima scored the two goals in the second half of action to clinch Championship position.
The team's performance was outstanding, considering the sloppy start against Guinea.
Meanwhile, Guinea Bissau's Jessica Decosta got the last straw that paved the way for a one up to create a 2-1 score to hosts Sierra Leone in matchday two.
Speaking to Newsmen after the match, Shooting Starlets gaffer Hassan Malik Mansaray lauded the team's performance against Guinea Bissau and urged the supporters to rally around the team to upset the Baby Taranga Lionesses of Senegal who secured a comfortable 3-1 win against Guinea to set up a tie against Sierra Leone.
Due to her brilliant display , Sierra Leone's Juliet Brima was awarded as the Woman of the Match with a trophy, as is the norm for WAFU in every stream of their Competitions.
Sierra Leone and Senegal will battle it out on Monday for the Championship trophy, as the two sides have visibly demonstrated the wherewithal to succeed in the tourney.
Meanwhile, Senegal is leading the way with six points after two matches played , Whilst , Hosts Sierra Leone has secured four points after two matches played at the Southern.
From the euphoria in the camp and motivation from SLFA, the team now has to show and prove to the entire nation that they can do better than their counterparts Senegal come Monday 29th May , 2023.