A Delegation of the senior national football team of Liberia, the Lone Star has safely touched down in Sao Vincentè, Cape Verde as per report from Spoon TV.
The delegation arrived in Cape Verde from Dakar, Senegal at about 8:10 AM on Saturday morning.
The Blue Sharks of Cape Verdé will host the Liberia Lone Star in a crucial FIFA World Cup qualifiers match on Sunday, 10 October at 4 pm local time.
Both countries clashed on Thursday October 7 at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana with the Cape Verdeans collecting a dramatic stoppage time win over their Group-C’s opponents.
Liberia dashed a 1-0 first half victory to their opponents who ended the match 2-1 in the last 45 to take home a staggering win, of course their first in the qualifiers.
The group is currently being topped by the Nigeria Super Eagles (6 pts) who suffered their first defeat of the World Cup qualifying series shockingly at the hand of the Central African Republic (CAR) back on Thursday.
Cape Verdé now sit second with 4 points from 3 games, followed by CAR holding the same points tally and then, Liberia that sit least with 3 points after 3 games.
Peter Butler’s men need a compulsory win from their tomorrow’s fixture against the Cape Verdeans in order to create some hope of finding a slot at the World Cup finals to be hosted in Qatar next year.
The Englishman squad has already been trimmed down with Jeremy Saygbe ruled out due to indiscipline after breaching the camp rules as confirmed by LFA boss Mustpha Raji early Saturday when he appeared as a special guest on Super Sports on state radio ELBC.
The defender is said to have been caught with a female in his hotel room, something which is against Coach Butler’s camp rules.
Saygbe who plies his trade with Spainish third tier side RB Linense has since been sent packing from the Lone Star’s camp ahead of the crucial tie with Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks.
Liberia have never been at the FIFA World Cup finals despite producing the FIFA World player in 1995 as their all-time soccer great George Weah, who is now the country’s 25th President having been elected at a democratic poll in 2017.
Weah was officially sworn into office in January the following year to mark Liberia’s first democratic transition in more than 70 years.