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08 Sep 2015
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By Varflay Kamara, Gbarnga Bong County


Tunisia head coach Poland Henryk Kasperczak has swallowed the bitter pails from his team defeat against the Lonestar of Liberia and declared the win for the Red, White and Blue outfit as a deserving one.

At a post match press conference, coach Kasperczak was emphatic that Lonestar dominated proceedings and deserved all three points.

The game between Liberia and Tunisia in Monrovia was in continuation of a qualifying campaign to reach the finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

He congratulated the Lonestar of Liberia and made it cleared that Group A which comprised of Togo, Tunisia, Liberia and the group's underdogs Djibouti is mainly competitive between Togo, Tunisia and Liberia.

The Tunisia coach was quick to point out that the Antoinette Tubman Stadium which many football pundits may consider not up to standard, is for both teams and there was nothing to shift blame on the look of the playing pitch.

The Lonestar took total control of the game from start to finish.

First half ended 0-0 with the Lonestar admired by its fans for defensive midfielder Patrick Gerhardt and striker William Jebor's shots on target.

It was in the 79th minute just on the brink of the full ninety minute when the deadlock goal puncher Francis Grandpa Forkey Doe headed into the net via a volley from Debbah's man of the match Sam Johnson that ended the goal draught in the match.

In another result in the group, Togo won their second straight 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier when triumphing 2-0 in Djibouti but did so without star striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Unwanted by Tottenham Hotspur, the 31-year-old failed to respond to a call-up following a row over the captaincy ahead of Togo's win over Liberia in June.

New captain Serge Akakpo wasted little time in making an impact, scoring after three minutes, before Jonathan Ayite doubled the lead before half-time.

Togo lead Group A with six points.

Tunisia beat Djibouti 8-1 during the opening round of 2017 Nations Cup qualifiers in June.

This is how it looks like in Group A
Group A

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Togo 2 2 0 0 4 1 3 6
2 Tunisia 2 1 0 1 8 2 6 3
3 Liberia 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
4 Djibouti 2 0 0 2 1 10 -9 0

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