Leone Stars Coach, John Keister, has reacted to Bolton Wanderers Amadou Bakayoko’s first Goal. Keister believes Amadou Bakayoko’s international career have been given a boost by his first goal, scored on Sunday against Liberia.
The Wanderers strikers scored the only goal of the game in Antalya as the Leone Stars held out for a 1-0 win, bouncing back from a 3-0 defeat to Togo a few days prior.
Bakayoko played 63 minutes, earning his second cap, but will now have got a new feel of the unique tempo of African Football, said his coach, and former Walsall Midfielder john Kiester
” I think it was a difficult game but we are both in the same direction in the process of identifying players, he said of the Liberians.
He expresses happiness for the team and for Amadou Bakayoko and stated that this will give him confidence moving forward.
” Introducing some of these new lads around African Football temperament , how to cope with that , is never easy. However, there are a lots of positive looking at the future” he added.
Bakayoko was one of several debutants in Friday’s game against Togo, many of whom were brought in from English sides.
The country is currently ranked 107th by FIFA and will soon learn their Schedule for the 2023 AFCON in the Ivory Coast, with Qualifiers taking place up to September of this year.
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