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Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt progress in World Cup Qualification

Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt, and Cameroon had few problems in progressing to the final round of World Cup qualifying in Africa on Tuesday. Algeria hit seven goals past Tanzania for a 9-2 aggregate win over their two legs. Kenya’s chaotic trip to Cape Verde involved a player strike, a charter airline which refused to take off, and an unfolding scandal over money. Algeria was ahead in the first minute against Tanzania, which had been competitive in the first game. Ghoulam and Islam Slimani both scored twice in the 7-0 rout…

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Liberia Vs. Ivory Coast: Lone Stars Right Back Grimes Warns Team Mates

By T Kla Wesley Jr. MONROVIA, Montserrado – Liberian international right-back Solomon Grimes has come out to warn members of the senior national team not to feel complacent ahead of their second preliminary round against the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire in the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The Lone Stars had a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Guinea-Bissau before smashing a historic 3-1 victory away to advance to the second preliminary round where they will play the African champions, Côte d’Ivoire. A win over Côte d’Ivoire will place…

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Star Striker ‘Ronaldinho’ Wleh Back for Liberia Vs. Ivory Coast Clash

By Roland Mulbah Liberia Lone Stars’ Coach James Salinsa Debbah has invited three new foreign based players, dropping two ahead of the crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Africa’s champions, the Elephants of Ivory Coast. The game is expected this Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia, with Liberia hosting the first leg for the home and away derby. Star striker, Malaysia based Patrick ‘Ronaldinho’ Wleh of Premiership side PNKS, is being recalled for the crucial clash. He was also invited for the Guinea Bissau melee,…

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Manchester City’s Wilfred Bony named for Liberia Ivory Coast Clash

Fifa—Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, Bordeaux’s Thomas Toure and Malaga defender Arthur Boka have been recalled by Côte d’Ivoire to face Liberia in back-to-back FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers later this month. French coach Michel Dussuyer unveiled his 24-player squad for the matches on Thursday. However, Manchester City star Yaya Toure is still missing. “We have to get past this round and that is what we’re going to try and do against Liberia, who are respectable opponents and who beat Tunisia during qualifying for the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations…

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Liberia A Country In Search Of Answers—The 3-1 Bissau Win

Hawa Wesseh Judging by the euphoria which recently greeted Liberia 3-1 win against Guinea Bissau, you would think the country must have just won the African cup of nations, or that it went to the world cup, played in the finals and did lost to a worthy opponent, this wasn’t even the Nigerian Super Eagles, or the Lions of Cameroon or the Black Stars of Ghana, this was my people after all a win against a team that calls itself the African Wild Dogs, one of the continent lowly seated…

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Sao Tome Stun Ethiopia, Liberia Held

Sao Tome Principe, an island state of 200 000 inhabitants off the Gabon coast, shocked Ethiopia 1-0 in the first leg of their 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia™ qualifier. Portugal-born Luis Leal scored three minutes from time at Estadio National 12 de Julho in Sao Tome to give the fourth weakest African national team by rankings an unexpected victory. Ethiopia, 85 places above the Saotomeans in the Fifa/Coca-Cola World Rankings, host the second leg of the first-round tie in Addis Ababa on Sunday with a match-up against Congo at stake….

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Preview: Liberia Vs. Guinea-Bissau World Cup Qualifier

By Kelvin Yeaher The Liberian Lone Stars will this Thursday, October 8, square off against the national team of Guinea-Bissau in the preliminary stage of the FIFA World Cup qualifier. The tournament will be hosted by Russia in June of 2018. The match will be the first meeting between the two sides in any CAF and or FIFA competition. The Liberians, are coming off a vital win against one of Africa’s football giants, the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, and will be poised to make it two wins in as many…

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Lone Stars Striker Dioh Williams Recall For Guinea Bissau Clash

By Kelvin Yeaher Liberia International player Dioh Williams has returned to the national team of Liberia, the Lone Stars, after a protracted period in the wilderness. The call, which is the first for the former BK Hacken striker, under Lone Stars’ coach James Debbah came following a series of stellar performances by the striker for his club in the Swedish Allsvenskan [league] this season. The 31-year-old Liberian last played for the Red, White and Blue outfit in the 2013 AFCON qualifiers against Namibia. It was his lone goal that was…

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Ghana vs. Egypt: 6-1 Riot in Kumasi

KUMASI, Ghana (AP) — Ghana stunned Egypt 6-1 in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Tuesday, with Asamoah Gyan’s fifth-minute goal kicking off a dominant performance that makes the Black Stars overwhelming favorites to be one of the five African teams in Brazil next year. Ghana captain Gyan scored in each half, while Egypt captain Wael Gomaa conceded an own goal to underline a disastrous first leg for the visitors. Chasing a first trip to the World Cup in over 20 years, Egypt under former United States coach…

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