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Lone Stars off to Baghdad for a friendly


Determined to go to Kampala and win all three points the Liberian national team composed of local players are traveling to Baghdad, Iraq for an international friendly.

According to the Liberian FA, an understudy national team of Liberia leaves for Baghdad, Iraq in Western Asia for a friendly international, on Monday May 27, 2013.

The 26-member delegation, include 18 players,  and is headed by LFA VPA Musa Shannon. The team is expected back to Monrovia next Wednesday to join ranks with the arriving professionals from overseas, to continue the build up for Uganda on June 8 in Kampala in the ongoing Fifa 2014 Brazil World Cup qualification.

The Liberian FA believes, the test against Iraq’s Lions of Mesopotamia should be an eye opener to the mostly local based players making the trip, in terms of future challenges.

Iraq is a powerhouse in Asian football. Their best moment in world football came in 1986 when they attended the Mexico World Cup finals. The team is currently amongst the first 100 teams on FIFA’s monthly world rankings.

The release says further, defender Solomon Wesseh of LPRC Oilers leads the team as captain, while Coach Jericho Nabge, Deputy Thomas Kojo and Trainer Joe Nagbe lead the technical arm.

The delegation leaves on Kenya Airways for Accra for connection to Turkey and onwards to Baghdad, Iraq.

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