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2025 AFCON Qualifiers

2025 AFCON Qualifiers: Liberia Discover Opponents

The Lone Star of Liberia will embark on a new AFCON qualifying journey this September in an attempt to return to the competition after 22 years.

The draw was held today, Thursday, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The draw saw Liberia paired in Group E alongside Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Togo.

The stats between the Lone Star and their opponents are unfavorable for the Lone Star as they prepare to defy the odds.

They have yet to secure a win against Algeria; they have lost three and drawn three out of the six meetings between both teams.

The Lone Star, under the guidance of former coach Ansu Keita, fell short 1-0 against Equatorial Guinea in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. However, they were awarded all three points by FIFA after it was established that Equatorial Guinea fielded an illegible player.

Out of the 17 meetings against Togo, the Lone Star won four and lost nine. 

Liberia vs. Togo brings back memories of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers when both teams were paired in the same group and Liberia needed a win in the return-leg match at the ATS. 

Things were going well for them, as they held up a 2-0 lead through 54 minutes, but the Togolese rallied to force a 2-2 draw.

This year’s qualifiers, which are scheduled to begin in September, will be one of the shortest; they will take place across six match days in September, October, and November this year.

A total of 48 African countries will compete to see who will advance to the 35th edition of the competition.

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