Soccer war: 125-man Liberian delegation arrive today for Super Eagles clash

by Reuben Daba

The Liberian Football Association is approaching with all seriousness, it’s Nations Cup qualifying match against Nigeria. It informed the Nigeria Football Federation that its match delegation will arrive on Thursday although it didn’t state the expected time of arrival.

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) delegation will comprise of 125 people. It includes players, technical and backroom staff, LFA officials, government functionaries, media representatives and supporters. They will storm Calabar in a chartered aircraft.

The Liberian delegation will be lodged at the Channels View Hotel, Calabar.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that South African officials will officiate the qualifying match. The centre referee will be school teacher, Daniel Bennett. The match commissioner would be El Hadj Moucharaf Anjorin from Benin Republic. The officials will stay at the Axari Hotel.

Both teams played out a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Monrovia last month, with the winner on aggregate to be eligible for the three-week, 16- nation African Cup of Nations finals in South Africa early next year.

Nigerians are expected to turn out enmasse to cheer the Eagles to victory in the 10,000 – capacity U. J. Esuene Stadium in Canaan City.

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