All Set for Liberia, Sierra Leone Friendly Sunday

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Jordan based Teah Dennis (L) and BYC forward Sam Jackson (R) at one of the training sessions.

All is now set for the international friendly between Liberia and Sierra Leone this weekend at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, Liberia’s football governing body has confirmed.

Ahead of Sunday’s international friendly against Sierra Leone, which is part of activities marking Liberia’s Independence Day celebration, the Lone Star has “intensified” training.

Liberia invited the Leone Stars to play the friendly match as part of programs marking its 171st Independence Day celebration.

Twenty-five locally-based players along with three overseas players, under the guidance of interim coach Thomas Kojo, have for the past days continued regular training at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

Teah Dennis, Sam Johnson and Theo Weeks are the three foreign based players that are currently training with the team.

The Sierra Leone Football Association confirmed the invitation after it earlier received a communique from Liberia.

“A 25-man delegation is expected to travel to Liberia over the weekend to honor the said friendly encounter,” a statement from SLFA read.

Meanwhile, Sierra Leone football website has reported that Bristol City’s 19-year-old Sierra Leone-born goalkeeper Alhaji Sesay, will be included in the Leone Stars squad for the trip to Liberia.

Family sources told football Sierra Leone that the youngster, who in 2016 signed a two-year contract with the English Championship side, will be available.

This will be the two countries first meeting since they last met on June 5, 2017, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in a FIFA international friendly.

A lone goal from former LISCR FC striker Christopher Jackson, who is currently plying his trade in Berlarus (Eastern Europe), was enough for the Lone Star to secure a 1-0 victory against the Leone Stars at the ATS.

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