Ballie Kamara converted a late penalty kick to gift FC Johansen a hard fought victory over Diamond Stars FC
Ballie Kamara slotted home a vital goal from the penalty spot to fire relegation-threatened FC Johansen to a 1-0 win over Diamond Stars in a nail-biting encounter at the Trade Centre field in Freetown on Monday afternoon.
Kamara converted a deserving penalty in the 90+4’ minutes during the additional time to help his side secure all three points to boost the chances of avoiding an unprecedented relegation from the Sierra Leone Premier League.
The crucial win signifies the intensity and determination displayed by FC Johansen as they fight to secure a safe position in the ongoing League.
The match was perfectly encapsulated, as both teams fought tooth and nail to win. However, the Dream Chasers who are currently languishing in the relegation zone, are taking each game at a time in their quest to stay in the country’s top-flight football, with the expectation to get 9 points in their remaining three matches.
FC Johansen players showcased an unwavering determination throughout the match to record a positive result. Their relentless pressing, disciplined defending, and swift counter-attack kept their opponents at bay.
Diamond Stars, who found themselves in a relatively comfortable position in the League, were not ready to sit back and relax. They demonstrated resilience and a strong desire to maintain their position, constantly searching for opportunities to break through FC Johansen’s defensive area.
The Victory at the trade center holds immense significance for FC Johansen. Not only did it secure them three crucial points, but it also boosted their confidence and morale ahead of their next three matches in the League.
By Petros Katta