East End Lions will host their bitter rival Mighty Blackpool on Saturday at the Siaka Steven stadium in the mouth-watering showdown.It`s one of the biggest derbies in the country and East End Lions are 2 points clear with as they face their rivals `The Tis Tas Boys` for the second time this season. Raymond Samuel Lewis aka `Mourinho` has urged his boys to be ruthless in tomorrow`s showdown.
Mighty Blackpool defeated EE Lions 5-4 on post game penalty at the Brima Atouga complex in a three-day gala organized by the Western Area Sports Promoters.East End Lions have lost only once in the league in this season and Mourinho is rely on the country`s inform striker Donald Wellington to do the job against their arch rivals. Mighty Blackpool have failed to registered a win in their three previous fixtures as they sit bottom with two points. They have conceded two goals away from home which is better than their opponent defensive record this season.However East End Lions will have to go for the win to move two points clear over league leaders Bo Rangers.
Head coach of EE Lions Raymond Samuel Lewis said his boys are mentally and physically strong for tomorrow`s encounter."We have a lot of new players who have to get used to the culture of this derby and I think they have coped very well with that in our last encounter at the Brima Atouga complex; he told this press."They are playing some good stuff and they were excellent against 2012 champions Diamond Stars last week."I couldn't have asked any more from them in terms of a team performance and an attacking performance because we had failed to win our three previous matches away from home."So the tails are up, there is a tiny bit of excitement about this game and the players are looking forward to it. Every coach is looking forward to win such derby and I have my boys the important of beating Mighty Blackpool. Head coach of Mighty Blackpool Abu Sankoh aka `Short Abu` said he`s optimistic of beating his former club tomorrow. He said: "We are going to be much fresher after that goalless draw against Diamond Stars last," said Sankoh."Even though we are yet to secure a win this season, but we have shown in the last two games what we are capable of doing. "I don't think it will be a major factor on Saturday."My boys have shown we are side to reckon with and I don't think there will be any problems in terms of motivation," he said."I always say it is more mental than physical and the two teams will go for it tomorrow."
FC Kallon Vs Ports Authority
Meanwhile, FC Kallon who defeated Mighty Blackpool will play host to Ports Authority in another mouth-watering on Sunday at the Siaka Steven stadium. Ports Authority are going in Sunday`s fixture with a better record over FC Kallon. The `Water Front Boys` played to a 1-1 draw with Central Parade last week and they have failed to register a win in their last two previous matches after they played to goalless draw with Gem Stars in match day one. Kallon defeated Mighty Blackpool 1-0 last week and head coach Amidu Karim has urged his young boys to continue that winning mentality against Ports Authority in Sunday`s clash.