The Leone Stars Coach Amidu Karim has held  press conference today, Thursday, May 30th, 2024, at the Home Suite , Aberdeen in Freetown.

The Press  Conference came against the Back drop of Sierra Leone 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Djibouti and Burkina faso next month ON 5th June and 10th June 2024.

After the recent release of Coach Karim squad list, there has been concerns from the public over the exclusion of players like Musa Noah Kamara and Mohamed Buya Turay and other  from the National team squad.

justifying  his recent selection of players ahead of Clash between Djibouti and Burkina Faso.He pointed out that National team is not like a football club where players trained every day and got selected during the week. However, for National Teams, he acknowledge that they have limited time to assemble players and trained for competition.

He pointed out that their is not many changes in the team because he has started to adopt a new style of play, and bringing new players will be difficult, especially when he couldn’t see them in a friendly match.

He further acknowledge that everyone has his own Opinion and they’re free to criticize. However he calls for constructive criticism that will help as a Technical Team, and not for selfish interest .

“I received calls from many people on Why I didn’t call their players. It’s not about you, Sierra Leone belongs to the people of Sierra Leone and not to Amidu Karim. Cricize in a way that will help us as a nation not in a selfish Interest,” he noted .