2021 AfCON Qualifiers: Liberia Drawn Against Chad in Preliminaries

Members of the national soccer team,the Lone Star.

Liberia have been paired against Chad in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification preliminary rounds.

The both teams were paired during the draw of the 2021 AfCON held in in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Both Liberia and Chad are among eight teams that were seeded in pot five based upon their June 2019 FIFA World ranking. The Lone Star were ranked 153rd in the June 2019 FIFA Coca-Cola Ranking.

In keeping with the format, the eight teams were drawn against each other and will play in home-and-away two-legged format. The four winners will advance to the group stage to join the 44 teams which entered directly. They will also go to positions A4, B4, C4 and D4 based on their tie number.

This means Liberia will be placed in Group ‘A’ alongside Mali, Guinea and Namibia if they qualify from the preliminaries.

The First leg of the preliminary rounds is scheduled for October 7, 2019, while the return leg will take place on October 15, 2019.


  • Anthony Kokoi is a young Liberian sports writer who has an ever-growing passion for the development of the game of football (soccer) and other sports. For the past few years, he has been passionately engaged in reporting the developments of the game in the country. He is an associate member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL). He is a promoter of young talents. He also writes match reports and makes an analysis of Liberian Football.


  1. Sports writer, Mr. Anthony Kokoi,
    I think it’s wrong to say “Liberia have been paired against Chad….”

    I think it should be “Liberia has been paired..”

    Liberia is singular. Because of its singularity, Liberia should be followed by a singular verb.

    Liberia “has”, not Liberia ” have’.

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