Liberia to play England, Spain or Germany if……
By Boy Dolo
Liberia has the opportunity to play against either of the three world football giants should she secure one of the sixteen qualification spots to Gabon next year.
The Lone Star will battle England, Spain or Germany should she qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nation, Liberia Football Chief Musa Bility has confirmed.
Bility who returned to Monrovia from Milano where he watched the final of the European Champions League between Spanish Capital City rivals Real Madrid and Athletic Club Madrid at the weekend said the football authorities of the three countries have already assured him.
“The agents of these three countries have already assured me that they will be willing to accept a friendly encounter with us if we qualify for the Nations Cup.This is great news and as such we must fight to reach there,” Bility braggingly stated.
Speaking at a news conference in Monrovia on Monday, the LFA President said this has come as a boost for the country quest to reach the third Nations Cup final.
Liberia has struggled for qualification since she appeared at the Nations Cup final in 1996 in South Africa and Mali 2002 and this is the first time that she has come so close to archiving such feast in many years.
He urged the players to make maximum use of the pledged gift and defeat Togo on Sunday, which he believes will be a step forward in securing qualification.
The Lone Star will battle the Sparrow Hawks of Togo on Sunday at the Antoinette Tubman stadium in Central Monrovia.
The LFA President said the Government of Liberia and lead sponsor Cell GSM has done everything possible and that all was set per dim wise for the cruise encounter.
He warned that Togo should not be overlooked, noting they one of the best teams in the West African Region. “We should not go into the encounter celebrating that we will beat Togo easily. They are one of the best team in West Africa so as such we should be aware of the threats,” Bility added.
Lone Star needs just four points to grab her place at the continent biggest soccer extravaganza, as she sits on top of Group A’ with nine points from four matches two points ahead of rivals Togo and Tunisia. The winners of the 13 groups will automatically qualify plus two best rounder up teams will join host Gabon.