SATUC Cup: Team-Liberia Advances Quarter Finals

Liberia will play Cambodia today to compete for a slot in the semi-finals.

Team-Liberia have progressed to the quarter-finals of the 2018 SATUC World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Bulgaria is a Balkan nation with diverse terrain encompassing Black Sea coastline, a mountainous interior and rivers, including the Danube. A cultural melting pot with Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences, with a rich heritage of traditional dance, music, costumes, and crafts. Its capital city, Sofia, dating to the 5th century B.C.

It was quite an interesting moment on the opening match day of the tournament with Liberia being one of the eight countries to progress to the latter stage of the underprivileged children tournament.

According to results posted on SATUC’s official facebook page, Liberia lost 2-0 in their first match against host-country, but recovered from their earlier defeat to crush Iraq 5-1.

A brace from Emmanuel Wright, and a goal apiece from Edwin Johnson, Zayzay Pewee and Leo Zinnahwas was enough for the team to collect their first win and remain in the tournament.

Liberia finished second in Group A behind leaders Bulgaria who won their two games.

Under the watchful eyes of national team coach Thomas Kojo and Emmett Glassco, Liberia will today, Monday, August 13, play Cambodia to compete for a slot in the semi-finals.

SATUC World Cup is an U17 tournament aimed at giving disadvantaged children and orphans space to excel, making them the center of attention and, through encouragement and mentoring, encouraging their successful self-realization and putting a smile on their faces.

The tournament is being fully sponsored by the Bulgarian Football Union.


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