Liberia Lone Stars looking for friendlies

By Augustus Doe

At least 25 players are being invited for the upcoming African Cup of Nations Qualifiers against Togo slated for June 4, 2106 in Monrovia at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, officials say. “We don’t want a situation where when there are issues you have to scratch your head so we are sending for a 25 man strong squad,” Bility stated.

The LFA President said the football house believe in the ability of the technical staff and the players to take Liberia to its first nation’s cup finals since 2002.He said Liberia have written 7 countries for international friendly matches, ahead of the Togo game. “Countries are having difficulties in arranging friendly matches because of the international schedules and the availability of national teams. The LFA President said Liberia hope to hear from either Guinea or Sierra Leone in the next 10 days, Resources promised by the government of Liberia will be made available far ahead of time for the game,” the LFA President disclosed.

Mr. Bility said a budget submitted to the government has been approved and it will cover transportation for the 25 players, hotel accommodation, allowances and other logistics. “We are prepared and we hope that the best will happen,” Bility said. He called on Liberians to rally around the players, the LFA and the technical staff for  victory while urging the players to do all they can to win the match as they have all the financial, moral and technical support. culled