By Sahr Morris Jnr.
Former Inter Milan and AS Monaco striker, Mohamed Kallon and President of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Mrs. Isha Johansen will today involve in another duel just few weeks after the slapping incident, but this one is on the National Stadium pitch, Brookfields in Freetown.
Kallon is expected to lead his FC Kallon side against the SLFA president’s club, FC Johansen in their opening fixture in the 2014 Sierra Leone Premier League.
This is the biggest fixture of the week and could probably be a crowd puller as both teams match each other technically and physically. It will also mark the first public meeting between Mr. Kallon and Madam Johansen since their altercation few weeks back, which has now been resolved by the Minister of Political Affairs, Kemoh Sesay.
Spectators are expected to be thrilled by this encounter as each side battles for supremacy over the other.
FC Kallon, who will be looking forward to open the league with flair and stay on course for a repeat of their 2006/07 season triumph, are expected to unleash several young talents who have gained promotion to the senior side from their junior team. They have also released several players on free transfer, notable amongst them are the captain and his vice, Michael Kallay and Gibrilla Fofanah.
FC Johansen, on the other hand, will be hoping for their first ever win against FC Kallon since they gained promotion to the Premier League in 2012/2013. The last meeting between the two sides on July 1, 2012 ended in a 1-1 draw at the National Stadium in Freetown.
The other action of the day will see Mighty Blackpool taking on Freetown City FC (FCFC) at the Football Academy, Kingtom. Host Mighty Blackpool aka ‘Tiss-Tass Boys’ will be looking forward to an improved league performance under coach Abu Sankoh aka ‘Short Abu’. FCFC, on the other hand, is hoping to end their poor run against Blackpool, especially so when their last meeting on July 10, 2013 ended in a goalless draw.