U-20 Begins Return-Leg’s Training in Niger
Coach Gray telling the
players that can redeem themselves in Liberia
File By SWAL Reporter Leroy Sonpon in Niger
The Niger Football Federation (NFF) has agreed to allow four
of their top teams in the ongoing Coupe Nationale, to lock
horns with the U-20 Lone Star team in a two-day’s training,
before departure on Thursday.
According to the fixture, the Hazel Gray’s boys will have
two practices, 7:00am and 4:00pm respectively, at a mini
football stadium in Niamey.
“The practice is intended to prepare fully for the 2nd leg
which will be either on the 4th or 5th of May in Monrovia.
We are grateful to the NFF for allowing us have this
opportunity,” Coach Gray said.
Captain Abel L.F. Horton added: “We can use what learn from
them to overrun them in the return leg.”
Coach Gray Confident of Redemption In Monrovia
The U-20 Lone Star team, as early as 7:00am (Sun begins
shining in 4:00am) kicked-off her first practice match at
the Niamey Technical Center, which ended 2-2 at peace.
Coach Hazel Gray introduced the 4-4-2 in attack and 4-5-1 in
defense which allow the boys control the floor
"We can redeem ourselves and am hopeful of that in
Monrovia," Coach Gray assured the boys. "We need to adapt
the way of playing to counter them and then infuse our
pattern to overcome them."
The kids, captained by Abel Horton, never wore smiles on
their faces to depict their revenge. Practice continues this
evening, by 4:00pm, at the time, the temperature may be
about 55 degree centigrade, at the same venue.
U-20 Lone Star is at the General Seyni Kountche Stadium
watching the Niger top level games
Meanwhile, yesterday, the U-20 Lone Star sat for three hours
at the General Seyni Kountche Stadium to witness two top
games between Asnnigel FC and Kandadji FC as well as AS
Police and Sultanat FC as a warm-up to their training