CAF CL: LPRC Oilers to Host Raja Club Athletic outside Liberia

Oilers are said to be negotiating with relevant authorities from Ghana or Morocco to use a stadium in either of the countries to host their home match.  

LPRC Oilers will have to find another venue to host their home match against Moroccan side Raja Club Athletic in the First Round of the CAF Champions League.

According to the club, they have been informed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) through the Liberia Football Association (LFA) that the match will not be played at the ATS but at a venue outside Liberia as all other CAF matches involving Liberian clubs will be played out of the country due to the stadiums ban.

Oilers are said to be negotiating with relevant authorities from Ghana or Morocco to use a stadium in either of the countries to host their home match.  Oilers will face Raja in the first leg on the weekend of October 15-17 with the return leg slated for the weekend of October 22-24.

The “Oil Boys” advanced to the next stage of the CAF club’s competition after edging out Togolese champions Asko De Kara 4-2 on aggregate last weekend.

Oilers suffered a 2-1 loss away last Sunday, but advanced due to their 3-0 win in the first-leg at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on September 12. The last time the Raja played a Liberian team was in 1990 when they qualified ahead of Mighty Barrolle 3-2 on aggregate. Barrolle lost 2-0 in the first leg and won the second leg 2-1.