Liberia Hosts Guinea at ATS Sunday

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Local Lone Star is expected to host the Guinea national football team, Syli Nationale, on Sunday, July 5, at the under-renovation Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia at 4:00pm.

Sunday’s game is the second leg between the two neighboring countries.

Last month, Guinea defeated Liberia, 3-1, in the first leg in Bamako, Mali – the home ground of Guinea because of Ebola.

Coach James Debbah’s Lone Star needs to overturn the score with 2-0 to qualify.

In an interview with Lone Star Deputy Coach Kelvin Sebwe over the weekend, he expressed his faith over his side’s success over Guinea, but failed to state the actual goals.

“We are going to beat Guinea to qualify– so we just ask every Liberian to come out in their numbers to support the boys,” he said. “Mistakes from last month’s game were corrected and we are going to qualify.”
Coach Debbah said last Saturday after participating in the Olympic Day Run that his team would emerge winner on Sunday.

“The run is part of our training ahead of the Sunday match against Guinea and we are positive that we are going to qualify,” Coach Debbah said.

This weekend ends the preliminary round of qualification for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) with 12 second-leg fixtures set to be played across the continent.

In Zone West A game, Senegal faces Gambia away with a first leg 3-1 win at home while Mali will be looking to break their 1-1 tie with Guinea-Bissau when they play host this weekend.

The highlight of the Central-East Zone will probably be Kenya looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit when they host traditional rivals Ethiopia, while Burundi and Uganda will be confident of advancing as they host Djibouti and Tanzania with first leg leads of 2-1 and 3-0 respectively.

The busiest section is the Southern Zone, where Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa all look highly likely to advance as they head to respective away matches against Comoros, Seychelles and Mauritius with strong first leg leads that are unlikely to be overturned.

However, the ties featuring Botswana-Lesotho, Angola-Swaziland and Zambia-Namibia are all delicately poised. The first had 0-0 and 2-2 draws in their respective first leg matches, while Chipolopolo will be looking to come back from 2-1 down at home against the reigning Cosafa Cup champions.


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