2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Lone Star to Host Morocco Outside Liberia

The Lone Star dropped from 145th to 149th on the global rankings and from 43rd to 46th on the continent.  

It’s been a little over two years since the Liberia senior men’s national team played a home game at the SKD Sports Stadium.

This duration continues to extend as the Lone Star is set to play another home match away from home.

Liberia Football Association (LFA) President Mustapha Raji has disclosed that the Lone Star will play their first home match in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers against Morocco in either Ghana, Senegal or Mauritania.

The Lone Star was last week paired alongside Zimbabwe, South Africa and Morocco in Group K of the qualifiers.

According to Mr. Raji, the football association is now in negotiations with its counterparts to host the Lone Star’s home match against Morocco slated for May.

The artificial turf project at the SKD Stadium, which started a few weeks ago, is still ongoing.

Following the ban placed on the stadium by FIFA and CAF due to the facility having not fully met the set CAF/FIFA stadium minimum requirements, the government of Liberia in 2021, after earlier spending a little over US$100,000 to carry on renovation works, appropriated in the national budget for fiscal year 2022 the sum of US$1.75 million for the renovation and placement of artificial turf at the stadium.

It is expected that the SKD will be ready to host Liberia’s next home match against South Africa in September.