MRU Tournament Women’s Football: Liberia Beat Sierra Leone 3-1

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Flashback: Liberia Women's National Team players celebrate during a game at the WAFU Tournament in Sierra Leone

Liberia Women’s National Team Monday defeated Sierra Leone 3-1 in the women’s football category of the Mano River Union Peace Tournament in Bo, Sierra Leone.

Angeline Kieh, Hawa Kpan, and Miatta Morris scored a goal apiece in the second 45 to give the female Lone Star victory at the Bo Stadium.

Despite having a majority of their national team players in the Liberian league that are performing greatly, the queens of Sierra Leone were unable to fight back to secure at least a draw.

The tournament was part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and representatives of MRU countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and La Cote d’Ivoire on November 27, 2019, to strengthen regional integration to advance PEACE, SECURITY and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Mano River Countries.

Liberia and Sierra Leone Football Associations later jointly agreed to align with the objectives of the MRU and UNDP to foster peace, stability and economic growth. The two Associations agreed to feature their U-15 male team and senior male and female national teams in an inaugural friendly tournament from April 24-28, 2020, following the withdrawal of Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire due to logistical and technical constraints.

Earlier, the U-15 national teams of both Liberia and Sierra Leone settled to a 1-1 draw at the Bo Stadium on April 24, thanks to a goal from LEAD-Monrovia Football Academy’s Leekpilay D. Holder.

Up next is the match between male national teams of the two countries in Kenema on Wednesday, April 28.

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