Ahead of Liberia’s return leg in Chad, Liberians learned that its celebrated goal scorer, William Jebor, had withdrawn from the team and threatened not to play for Liberia again.
Less than two months after the Lone Star reached the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers group stage by eliminating Sierra Leone on a 3-2 aggregate win, they will begin their journey to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday, October 9 when they play Chad in the first leg of the preliminary round.
The rivalry between Liberia and Sierra Leone continues this year after Sierra Leone was reinstated in the 2019 WAFU Nations Cup that will be hosted in Senegal.
Liberia will be without the services of defender Joel Johnson for crucial AFCON 2021 preliminary qualifying games against Chad after fracturing his metatarsal in Lone Star’s 1-0 defeat to Sierra Leone in the 2022 FIFA World Cup preliminary round qualifier.
Days after Lone Star qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage qualifiers, members on the team that eliminated Sierra Leone returned to their clubs with mixed results.
Liberia has kept alive hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, following a 3-2 aggregate win over neighboring Sierra Leone.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier preliminary round return leg between Sierra Leone and Liberia has turned out to be a contentious one after Lone Star’s final training session at the National Stadium of Sierra Leone was halted by fans on Saturday, September 7.
The Lone Star of Liberia has taken a major step in reaching the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with a win over Sierra Leone in the first leg of the preliminary round.