Sierra Leone National Team Coach, Amidu Karim, has addressed public concerns regarding the selection of Steven Caulker for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. Caulker’s lack of recent playing time sparked debate, but Coach Karim emphasized his experience and leadership as crucial factors.

“While Steven needs more club playing time,” Coach Karim explained, “his leadership qualities are invaluable as we build a new team.” He acknowledged the need for patience and support, highlighting the complexities of football and the importance of veteran guidance for young players.

“We have talented youngsters who can learn from the likes of Caulker and others,” Coach Karim continued. “Their experience, like mine in Liberia, will be crucial for the team’s success.” He emphasized the complementary roles of veteran leadership and youthful energy, expressing confidence in his approach.

Coach Karim acknowledged the public’s right to question his decisions. “As the national team coach,” he stated, “I value public concerns and carefully consider them.” He assured fans of the team’s commitment to excellence, urging unwavering support for their upcoming matches.

“Our goal is to make the nation proud,” Coach Karim declared. “We face a tough challenge, but my team and I are ready.”

The Leone Stars are set for pivotal matches against Djibouti and Burkina Faso next month in the World Cup Qualifiers. Their first encounter will be a home fixture against Djibouti on June 3rd at the Ben M’Hamed El Abdi Stadium in El Jadida, Morocco.

Having secured a point from their previous matches, Sierra Leone is determined to claim their first victory in the qualifiers.