AFCON Qualifiers: Thomas Kojo Makes Four Changes to Face Congo Today


Liberia national football team head coach Thomas Kojo has made four changes to his squad for today’s Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers match against the Republic of Congo at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.

Coach Kojo lost 3-1 away to the Congolese in Brazzaville on Tuesday, October 11, in the first leg, a result he blamed on poor defensive work from his team.

β€œWe lost, it’s football, anything can happen. We did our best but we couldn’t win. All the three goals came from crosses which we did not defend well. Defensively we were poor and we conceded.”

National U20 goalkeeper Ashley Williams has been given another chance to prove his knack by replacing Spanish-born Liberian goalkeeper Boison Wynney in goalposts as starting goalkeeper.

Center-defender Alvin Maccornel, left-back Aloysius Simujla and forward Anthony Laffor, who will link up with Kpah Sherman, Sam Johnson and William Jebor, have been included in the starting lineup for game.
This means LISCR FC defender Kemoh Kamara, and Adolphus Marshall has been dropped on the bench, while Teah Dennis and Maccornel will play in central defense.

The Lone Star are still in search of their first win after bagging home one point out of three games. They are at the bottom of Group G, while the Congolese are second from bottom with points, DR Congo four points and Zimbabwe atop with seven points.

The game will kickoff at 6:00 PM at the SKD.