Following their goalless qualification in Freetown on Sunday, March 3, 2013, Liberian club Barrack Young Controllers-II are gearing up to face Azam of Tanzania at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia on March 17, for the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
BYCII pained down FC Johansen of Sierra Leone in the return match on Sunday, earning them a ticket to the second round. The Liberian club had earlier defeated the Sierra Leonean side 1-0 in Monrovia.
Speaking in Freetown after the qualification, BYC-II Chief Executive Officer Robert Sirleaf, commended the players for the hard work, which has qualified them for the next stage of the CAF league.
CEO Sirleaf, who is son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, said the team will do all it can to put Liberia on the map of football. At the same time, Coach Robert Lartey vowed to crush Azam of Tanzania on March 17 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
In Freetown, goalkeeper Winston Sayouh was the man of the match, arresting all shots from the legs of the boys of FC Johansen. The game lasted for 102 minutes with a 0-0 draw, but Sayouh proved himself worthy as he defended the home side.
The club instituted their 4-3-3 system in the first half of the game against FC Johansen, but they returned in the second half with a 4-5-1 attack that halted all advances from the Sierra Leoneans in defending their loan goal in Monrovia to move to the next round of the competition.
Despite sustaining injury in the face in the 81st minute against Abdulia Banguna of FC Johansen, Sayouh kept his head high and successfully ended the match. Two Liberians were also injured in Freetown, including a player and a fan by the Sierra Leoneans.