Disappointed Striker Vows to Come Back Stronger in Phase 2

Striker Christopher Jackson walks off the pitch in frustration in their goalless draw against Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) after missing an opening goal

LISCR’s striker Christopher Jackson has expressed disappointment over his performance in the just ended first phase of the ongoing Liberia Football Association national league.

In an interview with this newspaper, the striker said it was disappointing for him as a striker to score four goals out of the first 11 league matches.

“I’m disappointed because I was afforded all the opportunities by my teammates to get the goals as a striker, but I did not perform my task well,” striker Jackson said.

Jackson, who is a regular striker-starter in Coach Tapha Manneh’ s team, said he always received the ball from his teammates, but his anxiety to get the curtain raiser during matches led him to miss goal scoring chances.

Since the 21 year old got a crucial goal for his side when they broke the unbeaten record of league leaders FC Fassel in a 1-0 encounter at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, he has been unable to register his name on the score sheet.

Jackson got the goal in the 75th minute through a header that reduced the gap between the two sides to two points after Fassel won their previous six matches.

In the side’s final match in the first phase against defending champions BYC, the striker missed an open goal after BYC’s goalkeeper Allenton Sembeh miss-punched a ball.

The striker, who appreciated his coach and teammates, has vowed to come back stronger in the second phase of the league, expressing optimism that he will be the highest goal scorer in the league.

“It is not yet over. I need to work harder and keep the focus in the second phase of the season to get additional goals,” he said.

The young striker, who uses his height advantage against opposing defenders, got his four goals against Keitrace FC, Invincible Eleven (IE), Mighty Barrolle and FC Fassel.


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