Lone Star Off to Nigeria for World Cup Qualifiers

The flight is expected to land in the West African city of Lagos by 2100Hrs.


The Lone Star of Liberia on Tuesday, August 31, left the country for Lagos, Nigeria for their first two games in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Coach Peter Butler and his boys will face Nigeria in the first match on Friday, September 3, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, before traveling to Duala, Cameroon to face Central African Republic on September 6. Headed by Executive Committee Member, Jodie Seaton, the delegation comprises 11 players (four overseas and seven home-based players), and 12 officials.

According to LFA, the delegation will board Air Côte d’Ivoire bound for Murtala Muhammed International Airport. The four overseas players are Abrahim Mohammed Soumaoro, Justin Salmon, Ayouba Kosiah, and Van-Dave Harmon. The seven local players are Sampson Dweh, Alvin Maccornel, Carlos Williams, Tommy Songo, Morlik Keita, Teah Dennis, and Daniel Paye.

Officials on the trip include Deputy Minister for Sports G. Andy Quamie, Rep. Dixon Seboe, Lone Star Administrative Manager Sebastian Collins, Head Coach Peter Butler, Assistant Coach Christopher Wreh, and Trainer George Gebro. Others include Head Doctor Tousou Y. Jallabah, Goalkeeper trainer Sunday Sieh, Physiotherapist Patrick Konuwa, and Kit man Sunnyboy Mason and LFA Deputy Communication Manager, Gologo Benjamin Garkpah. 

Meanwhile, three overseas players including Oscar Dorley, Allen Njie, and Peter Wilson, who got a late call, are said to have already arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday and will be joined by the rest of the other overseas players.