Jordan wallop home-based dominated Leone Stars squad
By Sahr Morris Jr in Amman
Leone Stars line-up against Jordan (Photo credit: Sahr Morris Jnr.)
A home-based dominated Leone Stars team woefully lost 4-0 away to the Jordanian national team Al-Nashama in an International friendly match at the Amman International Stadium in Jordan.
were deserving winners as they enjoyed a better possession of the ball and
clearly dominated the game. Leone Stars were unimpressive.
The Jordanians side got their open goal in the 8th minute through Shadi Nadmi who capitalised on an error by converted left back Alhassan Bangura.
But striker, Alhaji Kamara had an opportunity to level things in the 21st minute in a one on one situation but failed to beat the Jordanian goalkeeper, Amer Shafee.
Four minutes later, goalkeeper, Habib was forced make to double important saves but failed in his third attempt to save Hamza Dardour's header from a counter-attack to make it 2-0 two minutes to the break.
Leone Stars started the second period with the introduction of Idrissa Sesay, Issa Zuma Kamara and Morie Alie in place of Mohamed Bangura, Junior Lahai Coker and Alhassan Bangura respectively.
The introduction of the trio by Coach John Keister nearly paid off as striker Kamara again came close to scoring but saw his chance rolled out just inches from the post.
An own goal from defender Yayah Janneh took the game to 3-0 before defender Basem Fathi broke an off-side trap to wrap up a 4-0 home win.
It was the second defeat for Leone Stars within three days after they lost to Iraq in Istanbul in another friendly international match.
Leone Stars used the two matches to gear up for their three 2014 World Cup and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations matches in June against Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome & Principe respectively.
Sierra Leone squad: 1 Habib Sesay GK, 2. Salifu Samura, 3. Alhassan Bangura (out), 4. Alpha Lansana, 5. Yayah Janneh, 6. Junior Lahai Coker (out), 7.David Kamara, 8. Mohamed Bangura (out) 1 9. Alhaji Kamara, 10. Sulaiman Kamara, 11. Muwahid Sesay (Out),
Sub: 16. Ibrahim Tarawallie, 12. Dauda Boateng Kanu (in), 14. Issa Zuma Kamara (in) 17. Morie Alie (in), 15. Idrissa Sesay (in), 13. Ishamil Turay, Christian Caulker
Jordanian national team (Photo credit: Sahr Morris Jnr.)
Jordan: 1. Amer Shafee GK (out), 8 Bashar Baniyaseen, 19. Anas Baniyaseen, 5. Basem Fathi, 13. Khalil Bani Ateia, 4. Bahaia Abedrahman, 15.Shadi Nadmi (out), 7. Amer Deeh (out), 9. Odai Al-Saife (out), 20. Hamza Dardour (out) 10. Ahmad Hayel (out)
Sub: 3. Sulieman Salman, 12.Loai Amaireh, 23. Abedllah Zoube (in), 17. Hatem Agel, 13. Mohamed dmaire, 21 Shareff Adnan, 18. Mohamed Mustafa, 6. Saeed Murjam (in), 21. Anas Haje, 14. Abedallah Deeb (in), 31. Thaer Bawwah 11. Raed Nawaleer (in), 2. Mohamed Mamir