By: Tejan Frederickson Fatorma
In a highly anticipated midweek fixture on Wednesday, December 6th, Bhantal FC travels to Makeni for a face off with Wusum Stars FC. This encounter marks the first meeting between the two sides raising the stakes for both teams in their pursuit of glory.
Wusum Stars which currently sit 4th in the ongoing league campaign are determined to secure their first home victory after a goalless draw against Old Edwardians. Having won 2 and drew 2 from 4 matches; with a total of 5 goals scored and 8 points gained, Wusum Stars are poised to maintain their impressive start buoyed by high expectations from the home fans.
Debutants Bhantal FC have proven to be formidable contenders in the ongoing campaign as one of the few clubs unbeaten in the ongoing league with 1 win and 3 draws, sitting 7th place on the log. Following their inaugural 1-0 home win against Luawa FC, Bhantal aims to secure another victory leveraging their prior success at the venue where they earned their qualification to the elite league.
Both teams coming off recent draws are eager to secure a win in this pivotal clash. Despite being debutants, Bhantal’s remarkable 100% winning streak in the 2023 National playoff as champions underscores their potential.
The Northern Rock Head coach Mohamed Lamin Kamara is anticipating a tough battle and he is expected to make technical adjustments upfront to address the team’s scoring challenges in their last home against Old Edwardians.
In contrast, Bhantal head coach Abdulai Kaloga Bah, instilled confidence after securing an important 1-1 draw with EE Lions in Freetown.