The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has approved 1,500 spectators to attend the CAF Champions League match between Liberia's first division champions LPRC Oilers and Togolese champions, Asko De Kara, this weekend at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
The match which is scheduled for Sunday, September 12, is the first leg of the continental club competition preliminary round. LFA in communication to Oilers noted that the restriction of the number of fans is due to the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Although there has been a drop in the number of new confirmed cases, there were 113 active cases as of August 29, 2021, according to the National Public Health Institute of Liberia.
Spectators attending Sunday’s game are to abide by the health protocols by wearing nose masks and washing hands at entry points among others. The Oilers Sports Association is said to be making arrangements with some media houses for the game to be aired on radio or via live Facebook streaming.
LPRC Oilers are representing Liberia in the competition after securing their ticket for the second consecutive season by completing their back-to-back league title triumph during the 2020-21 Orange First Division league season.
During their last appearance in the competition, the Oilers failed to cross the preliminary round when they suffered a 3-1 aggregate loss against Generation Foot of Senegal. The Oil Boys secured a 1-0 win at home, courtesy of striker Terry Sackor, but were subdued 3-0 by the Senegalese at the Stade Lat-Dior in Senegal.