Liberia’s Sylvina Garnett will be the center referee for tomorrow’s, Saturday FIFA Under -20 Women’s World Cup qualifying match between Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The award-winning Liberian female referee will be joined by her compatriot Gambia’s Abbie Sesay as assistant referee 1, Jainaba Manneh as assistant referee #2, and Ngum Fatou will sever as the fourth official.
While Senegal’s Fadouma Dia Dia and Sierra Leone’s Songor Koedoyoma will serve as match commissioner and Covid-19 officer respectively.
The Liberia Football Association confirmed Sylvina Garnett’s appointment on their official website for the match scheduled for October 9, 2021, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
It can be recalled, a 32-man delegation from Sierra Leone arrived in Monrovia on Wednesday, after traveling by road, to honor the second leg tie with Guinea.
Sierra Leone secured a 1-0 win away in the first leg in Dakar, Senegal last week.
Fatmata Turay scored in the 17th minute to give Sierra Leone a 1-0 win in the first leg at the Stade Alassane Djigo in Pikine, Senegal on 25 September.
Speaking to reporters after the team’s first training session, Sierra Leone Women’s U-20 Assistant Coach, Ernest Hallowell, disclosed that his players are confident and determined to win their 2nd leg encounter at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
“Our Players are confident and determined to win”, Hallowell stated’.
Hallowell who once coached Bo Rangers in the Sierra Leone Primer League expressed optimism ahead of Saturday’s encounter with the Guineans.
“After the first leg in Senegal which we won 1-0, we were able to take note of our opponent’s weaknesses which we are going to take advantage of this weekend”, he said.
He at the same time pointed out that the one-goal advantage has given his side more strength to defeat the Guineans for the second time in succession.
He believes that scoring the first goal in Saturday’s encounter, will give the female Leone Star extra advantage to seal qualification.
“Scoring the first goal in the upcoming fixture will give us the extra advantage to seal the match, and qualify the team to the next stage”.
The former Bo Ranger boss at the same time has disclosed that the hosts will be without one of their key players in the person of Elizabeth Mansaray who he confirmed injured making her unfit to play.
Meanwhile, Sierra Leone and Guinea with be played behind closed doors due to FIFA and CAF join efforts in combating Covid-19 in the world.