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2022 WORLD CUP: WHO NEEDS TO DO WHAT TO REACH AFRICA’S PLAY-OFF PLACES

On Tuesday, Morocco and Senegal became the first teams to reach the African play-offs for next year’s World Cup in Qatar, making it through with two group games left. The two-legged play-offs in March will determine the continent’s five representatives in Qatar, but which eight teams will join the Moroccans and Senegalese? BBC Sport Africa has been taking a closer look. Already through Morocco, captained by Wolverhampton’s Romain Saiss, and Sadio Mane’s Senegal can breathe easy ahead of the last round of group matches between 11 and 16 November. Only the…

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LPRC OILERS DEPART FOR MOROCCO TO FACE RAJA CASABLANCA

Monrovia – Liberian Football giant, LPRC Oilers have left the country via the Roberts International Airport for the Moroccan capital Rabat to honor the first leg of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League second preliminary rounds against Raja Casablanca. The 30 men delegation headed by Swen G. Bedell left Monrovia on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The 30 men delegation include: Swen G. Bedell, James Jappah, Momolu J. Dukuly, Kwannue A. John, Prince Kolleh, Cooper M. Sannah Rashidi K. Williams, Abubakar Corneh, Robert Kpoto, Solomon D. Wratee, Prince Wlame,…

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LIBERIA: CORNEH LEADS LIBERIA OFFICIALS TO MALI FOR CAF CONFEDERATION CUP

FIFA-badged referee Hassan Corneh led a team of Liberian match officials on 13 October to Mali for a CAF Confederation Cup second round first leg match between AS Binga and Burkina Faso’s ASFA Yenega at the Stade Modibo Keita in Bamako on 15 October. They include assistant referee #1 Sekou Kanneh, assistant referee #2 Joel Doe and fourth official George Rogers, Jr. Benin’s Claude Mahounou Paqui, Cape Verde’s Alvaro Lliseu Silva Cardoso, and Halidou Maiga of Mali will serve as commissioner, referee assessor and Covid-19 officer respectively.  Corneh, Kanneh, Doe,…

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LFA AWARDS TEDDY KOLLIE AS BEST GOALKEEPER

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has named Heaven Eleven goalkeeper Teddy Kollie as the male best goalkeeper for the 2020/2021 Orange national league.  The LFA has also apologized to Nimba Kwado goalkeeper Mohammed Kanu, who was named as the best goalkeeper at the LFA 2021 awards ceremony at the ministerial complex in Congo Town on 2 October, for any inconvenience it may have caused him or the club.   In a letter to the two clubs on 6 October, LFA secretary-general Isaac Montgomery said records from the competitions department showed that…

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LIBERIA: HANDBALL FEDERATION DECRIES LACK OF SUPPORT

Handball is one of the fastest-growing and fourth sports in Liberia behind football, basketball, and tennis. But handball is the least supporting sport in the country despite being the fastest-growing game. The secretary-general of the Liberia Handball Federation Hadji Musa A. Sesay says since his ascension to leadership, the Federation has not received a dime from the government to support the game. However, he says his dream is to decentralize handball in the 2021/2022 league. Sesay emphasizes that decentralizing the game in at least six counties including Margibi, Bomi, Grand…

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BUTLER NAMES 23-MEN SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP TIE WITH CAPE VERDE

  Coach Peter Butler has called up twenty-three (23) players for back-to-back 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers with Group C Opponents Cape Verde in Ghana on Thursday, 7 October with the correspondent fixture three days later on the island. The list includes nineteen (19) players retained by the Brit after the first two rounds of matches in which the Lone Star secured 3 points from a possible 6 and four (4) new inclusions in the second preliminary round of the campaign. The 55-year-old stuck with eight ( of his selections…

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Liberia Lone Stars goes 2nd on the log with 1-0 win over the Central African Republic

Staff Report Kpah Sherman scored a late winner for the Lone Stars on Monday to claim second place on the log, behind the Super Eagles., However, the Eagles still top the group with six points, winning against Cape Verde on Tuesday 2-1. Cape Verde is third and the Central African Republic is at the bottom of the table. Both South Africa and Liberia scored in the last 10 minutes of the game as the two sides picked identical, but crucial 1-0 wins in their second matches of the qualifiers for…

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LIBERIA AND CAR FA’S AGREE TO REVERT TO THE ORDER OF MATCH DAY 2

The Confederation of African football has agreed to both FA’s of Liberia and the Central African Republic (CAR) over their mutual decision to reverse Match Day 2 order (Liberia v CAR), which should have been held at Reunification Stadium now to Match Day 6 (CAR v Liberia) which will be held in Japoma, Cameroon on 6 September. This means the two associations have agreed with this order and for the sake of records and competition management, the Tuesday match in Cameroon will therefore count as Match Day 6, with CAR…

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Nigeria defeats Liberia 2-0 in Lagos

Kelvin Ekerete and Sodiq Oyeleke 3 September 2021 Kelechi Iheanacho scored a first-half brace to hand Nigeria a comfortable 2-0 win against Liberia in their 2022 World Cup qualifying at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos State. Nigeria who started the game brightly went ahead in the 24th minute through Iheanacho after a clever play from midfielder Alex Iwobi from the right flank. The Eagles continued to pile pressure on their opponent as they searched for their second. On the stroke of halftime, the Liberians failed to clear their lines with Iwobi…

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Nine minutes later the Syli Nationale did find the game's first goal when a cheeky back-heel from Mamadouba Bangoura saw Camara in his second one-on-one with the Liberian keeper, and this time he made no mistake with a clinical finish to make it 1-0 at the break. The Lone Stars came out strong at the start of the second half and came within inches of levelling matters in the 54th minute when Karleo Anderson met a right-sided free-kick, but his 12-yard header shaved the top of the crossbar. Sports 

Match Preview: Nigeria Vs. Liberia

LL staff Report   It’s not quite the German and English rivalry as we know it, but when the Lone Stars and the Super Eagles square up tomorrow in Lagos, Nigeria, tacticians  Genot Rohr (German) and Peter Butler(English), will come face to face in a battle, that will see fireworks from both ends of the pitch–to only 5000 fans— due to Covid restrictions. Butler is grooming a special group of young players— and it is a delight to see them play–but the Eagles, however, are heavily favored to win this…

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