Last week, Johansen were held to a 1-1draw with Ocean Boys last Sunday at the Wusum Field in Makeni in a friendly encounter.
The CAF Championship encounter between FC Johansen and Fus Rabaat has been scheduled for February 2017 at the Siaka Steven stadium in Freetown.
Head Coach of F.C Johansen John Keister said that the friendly matches are part of the team’s preparation to know the area of improvement of his team.
Keister said since they were crowned first time champions of the Leocem FA cup, the team is not up to task for international competitions. He said they would continue to engage community teams in friendly matches to become better squad. ‘’ I have problem with my midfield and attacking force. I believe Johansen is not the only club that lack scoring ability, that is a major problem many clubs in the country are faced with, including the national team’’ Keister said.
FC Johansen Head Coach affirms that he would not assure Sierra Leoneans of victory in their encounter with the Rabaat of Morocco because of the present poor state of football presently in the country, ‘’ This is football, I can’t tell what will happen. My team will be locking horns with a formidable side which have emerged as winners in their top flight league six times, while we are still waiting for the commencement of our own league which is the premier league’’.
‘I’m however calling on the football family and Sierra Leoneans to come in their number to support FC Johansen because, the team is not only representing themselves, but also the nation, John said’.
Football fans that have been following FC Johansen closely in their matches have expressed dissatisfaction of their recent performances. According to them, Johansen need to do their homework properly before facing a well-constructed team in any international encounter. They further stated that the head coach needs midfielders who could distribute and give accurate passes, including attackers who could accurate finish the match.