LISCR FC’s interim Coach Christopher Wreh says his team is not going to sit back in the second leg away to SC Gagnon in the 2022 CAF Confederation Cup first preliminary round.
LISCR were held to a goalless draw on Sunday at the SKD Sports Stadium in Paynesville.
Despite a couple of goal-scoring attempts made by both teams, neither side was able to get a goal, with LISCR getting the best of chances.
“The game was 50-50, it was very difficult in the first 15 minutes. We were very poor, but we eventually picked and I think we played very well.
When we go away to Gagnoa, it’s going to be a 50-50 game. We're not gonna sit back and let them win. We will do everything possible to come out victorious,” Coach Wreh said in the post-match conference.
LISCR departed the country on Tuesday, September 12, for the second leg slated for Saturday, September 17, in Côte d’Ivoire.
The aggregate winners from the two-legged tie will face Algerian side JS Saoura in the second preliminary round.
Prior to Sunday’s goalless draw, LISCR thrashed newly promoted first division side Muscat FC 5-1 at the SKD Practice Pitch, recording their second consecutive league victory after a 3-1 win against another newly promoted Cece United, in their opening league match at the ATS.
Wreh, an ex-Arsenal player, was appointed interim coach in the absence of head coach Samuel Chebli, “who is currently under medical care,” the club said on its official social media handles.
Wreh previously worked as the Technical Director of LISCR FC. This is the Arsenal legend’s first time guiding a club to a CAF competition as head coach.
In 2018, he led Liberia U20 to the grand final of the WAFU Zone A U20 tournament, held in Liberia.