The Liberia Football Association has confirmed a friendly match with African football giant Ivory Coast in March. According to the Liberia Football Association, the match will be played at the Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Tuesday, March 26, two days after Liberia’s crucial 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying game away at D.R. Congo.
The host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup has been selected, with Liberia being among the African countries that ended Morocco’s dream of hosting a world cup by voting for the joint North American bid by Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Eight years since football’s biggest tournament was hosted in Africa, Liberia is going against Morocco’s bid to bring the FIFA World Cup back on the African continent for the 2026 edition.
Less than a year after its renovation, Liberia’s second most prestigious sporting stadium, the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, is entering a dire state as a result of poor management.
It has been almost a week since Lone Star missed an opportunity to participate in the 2017 African Cup of Nations due to an embarrassing 4-1 defeat in Tunisia.
Liberia’s international right-back Solomon Grimes might have suffered a setback after the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire smashed Liberia out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. However, in a turn of fortune, the 28-year-old defender has started to enjoy success at the club level.
Liberia left back Adolphus Marshall hopes the Lone Star will put lessons learned from their abject 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign to good use in future matches.
Liberia has finally been booted out of the 2018 Russia FIFA world Cup qualifying campaign after a humiliating 3-0 defeat away at Cote D’Ivoire.