National U-23 soccer squad, Satellites also known as the Liberia Olympic football team, is expected today to host triple Super Cup title holder, BYC I, in continuation of friendly engagements at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. The time is 8:30am.
Today’s match may likely conclude the final selection of the 20-man squad against Ghana’s Black Meteors in Accra in the 2015 CAF Cup U23 finals first qualifying round on Sunday, April 26.
A successful two-leg tie against the Black Meteors would see the Satellite (U-23 Lone Star) play Congo in the second qualifying round.
If the Satellites (U-23 Lone Star) survive that test too, they will face Nigeria in the final qualifying round, which looks like a difficult qualification route for the Thomas Kojo’s boys.
The April 26 encounter in Accra would be the junior national soccer team’s first appearance on the continental scene, since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in March-2014.
A month ago, two Liberian football clubs, BYC FC and Fassell were ejected on a 2-1 and 4-3 aggregates, which football analysts have graded the two sides of relatively performing satisfactorily having been match-rusty for over eight months owing to the pandemic.
The Secretary General of the LFA, Alphonso Armah told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday via mobile phone that the Thomas Kojo’s boys would depart the country next Wednesday, April 26 to get acclimatize to the Ghanaian hot weather.
The 2015 CAF U-23 Championship qualifying rounds will decide the participating teams of the 2015 CAF U-23 Championship, a youth football tournament organized by CAF for the under-23 national teams of their member associations. A total of eight teams will play in the final tournament, to be hosted by Senegal.