The President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Isha Johansen, tried to encourage the young women after the match. She told the girls not to be disappointed for losing. She said, “The game at this stage is not a win at all cost since we are building for the next two or three years to come. Play good football like you did today and let the people appreciate your efforts.” She ended by encouraging the female U-20 side to “…be more determined and committed,” as they prepare to travel to Senegal for the return leg fixture. The Sierra Leone U-20 delegation will travel to Senegal on the 28 January 2020, for the return leg match.