In a gripping showdown at the SKD Stadium in Monrovia, FC Kallon’s hopes of progressing in the CAF Confederation Cup were dashed as they played to a 1-1 draw against Dreams FC of Ghana.
Having suffered a 2-1 defeat in the first-leg match at the Accra Sports Stadium, Dreams FC managed to secure their qualification to the next round with a 1-1 stalemate in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup Qualifiers. The final aggregate score stood at 3-2 in favor of Dreams FC.
Agyenim Boateng’s early penalty goal gave the Ghanaian side a crucial lead in the first half, putting pressure on FC Kallon. However, in extra time, Mahmoud Fofanah managed to equalize for the Sierra Leonean team.
FC Kallon had been on the verge of reaching the group stage of the prestigious African club competition, but their dreams were cut short.
FC Kallon’s club manager, Mohamed Kallon, expressed that a victory for the team would have been a significant achievement for Sierra Leone, emphasizing its potential as a turning point for Sierra Leonean football.
It’s worth noting that the CAF Confederation Cup, formed in 2004, merged the African Cup Winners’ Cup, established in 1975, with the CAF Cup, introduced in 1992, to create this second-tier African club competition.