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Lone Star Leave For Morocco To Face Nigeria

Liberia national football team Leone flew to Morocco yesterday to play the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a 2022 FIFA World Cup Group ‘C’ qualifier on Saturday.

The match will be played under floodlights at Grand Stadium in Tangier, some 250 kilometers from Moroccan capital Rabat, on Saturday.

The match is being played in Morocco because there is no stadium that meets world football governing body, Fifa, standards in Liberia.

All the two big arenas in Liberia including Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex and Antoinette Tubman do not meet the required standards set by Fifa, hence the development.

Liberia will also host against third-placed candidates Central African Republic in Morocco four days later in their last Group C match.

Lone Stars coach Peter Butler travelled with fiver local based players that are part of the 20 man delegation and they will be joined by the rest of foreign-based legion in Morocco.

The five local players are Watanga trio of Derrick Julu, Carlos Williams, and Alvin Maccornel, LPRC Oilers’ defensive duo of Sampson Dweh and Ben Benaiah, and LISCR shot stopper Tommy Songo’s.

Liberia are last in Group “C” on three points, leaders Nigeria have nine points, while Central African Republic are third on four points.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Derrick Julu (Watanga FC, Liberia), Tommy Songo’s (LISCR FC, Liberia) and Boison Wynney de Souza(FC Someșul Dej, Romania)

Defenders: Sampson Dweh (LPRC Oilers, Liberia) Ben Benaiah (LPRC Oilers, Liberia), Alvin Maccornel (Watanga FC, Liberia) Carlos Williams (Watanga FC, Liberia), Prince Balde (FC Drita, Kosovo), Jamal Arago(Sabail FK, Azerbaijan) and Mark Pabai (PEC Zwolle, Netherlands)

Midfielders: Abrahim Soumaoro (Paeek FC, Cyprus), Seth Kanteh Hellberg (IK Brage, Sweden), Allen Njie (FC Aarau, Switzerland), Marcus Macaulay (Sahab FC, Jordan), Oscar Murphy Dorley (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Justin Salmon (Degerfors IF, Sweden) and Abu Kamara (FC Makedonija, North Macedonia)

Forwards : Peter Wilson (Olympiakos Nicosia, Cyprus), Moussa Sanoh (CS Mioveni, Romania), Van-Dave Harmon (KF Laci, Albania), Kpah Sherman (Kedah FC, Malaysia) and Sylvanus Nimley (Ilves, Finland)



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