Liberian CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Red Lions are now set to play their 1/16th final against their Algerian counterparts, Club Sportif Constantinois today at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
The Algerians are already in the country and all is set for their game against their Liberian counterparts this afternoon.
Liberian champions, Barrack Young Controllers will be in action against their Ivorian counters, Sewe Sports of San Pedro on Sunday at the same venue.
The Ivorians are also in the country and therefore their game against the Liberian champions are also set and soccer fans are encouraged to come in their numbers to give their continental campaigners the much needed moral support.
The Algerians and the Ivorians are here to ensure that their respective return leg matches next week end would become less burdensome.
The fewer goals they concede the better it will be for their home matches.
It is a truism that Liberian football has come of age, based on the recent elimination of Africa’s Club of the Century, Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
The respect that African football has for Ghanaian football and particularly Asante Kotoko, has placed Liberian clubs at the pedestal that clubs like Club Sportif Constantinois and Sewe Sports of San Pedro are in their class to ensure that the Antoinette Tubman Stadium does not become their waterloo.
In all due respect Club Sportif Constantinois, as one of the oldest clubs in Algeria since its rebirth in 1929 is an indication of how much respect soccer fans have for the Algerians.
Sewe Sports of San Pedro, as local West Africans, are not strange to Liberian football. This is because if a country like Liberia in the past could produce the World’s Greatest Footballer, where none of their countrymen has ever reached, then of course Liberian clubs should be considered with due respect.
But to return to this afternoon’s game and that of Sunday, Liberians expect a good performance with positive results from their heroes, and they are aware that their chances of going further into the CAF Championship League and CAF Confederation Cup will depend how well they manage against their opponents.
But for us at the Daily Observer Sports, we can only wish our heroes the best of luck and God speed.