Bo Rangers beat Blackpool 1-0 to win the Community Shield

Bo Rangers FC was crowned champions of the Sierra Leone much anticipated Community Shield following their 1-0 win over Mighty Blackpool in Bo town.

Bo Rangers FC are the crowned Champions of the 2023 Community Shield after beating Mighty Blackpool 1-0 at the Southern Arena on Saturday evening.

Ranger’s skipper, Saidu Bah Kamara’s header in the 56’ minutes of action was the only goal that separated the two sides in the nail-biting encounter.

Despite being reduced to ten men after defender Eshiek Kamara was sent off in the 67’ minutes, the Elephants maintained their lead and displayed a clever piece of defending to win their first Silverware ahead of the new season.

Expressing his delight after the match, Saidu Bah told Mags Tribune Sports that winning the Community Shield will boost their confidence ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League season which will commence on Friday 3rd November 2023.

“We are thrilled to win the shield against Mighty Blackpool which is a great team as well. They finished second last season and they have a couple of good players in their squad. It was a tight match but with resilience, we were able to beat them”, Saidu Bah Kamara said.

The Bo Rangers midfielder further stated that their aim is to defend their title this season, approaching one match at a time. “We have a good squad and a new coach who will be in charge of us. So, there will be a lot of improvement in the team. We are assuring our fans of the delivering good football in the league”.

Mighty Blackpool FC Mohamed Alie Conteh who was named Man of the Match, apologized to their fans for failing to win the shield. He said they did their best on the pitch to lift the shield, but luck wasn’t on their side.

“I think we were just unlucky in front of goal. We created lots of chances but failed to utilize them. Our finishing was poor, we weren’t patient enough to put the ball at the back of the net so we paid the price for not being attentive”.  

“This result should not panic our fans, we will do the needful in our league matches to put smiles on their faces. We are hopeful of having a great season ahead. Our team is well prepared and this time we are ready to fight for the badge till the end”, Conteh stated.


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