The national U-23 soccer squad, Junior Lone Star will lock horns with the Black Meteors of Ghana in the first leg of the U-23 CAF Championship first qualifying round on Sunday, April 26 in Tamale ( 600 kilometers/370 miles north of Accra) – in the Northern Region of Ghana.
The U-23 Lone Star is also expected to play host to Black Meteors in the 2nd leg in Tamale on Saturday, May 2.
The Liberia Football Association (LFA) requested Ghana through the Ghana Football Association to play the home game in Ghana owing to delocalization of football in the country because of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus Disease (EVD).
Accordingly, the top eight teams from the qualifiers would compete at the U-23 Championship from which the top three teams will secure their tickets to represent Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics men’s football tournament.
Junior Lone Star has been in camp since Monday, April 21 under the tactical guidance of South Africa trained Coach Thomas Kojo.
Up to presence Coach Kojo has been silent on the three-short listed players on who to wear the captain band.
Last weekend, Coach Kojo announced defenders Alvin MacCornel (BYC) and Fred Fonana (Watanga) as well as goalie Alethon Senbeh (BYC) as the possible candidates to serve as skipper.
The Secretary General of the LFA, B. Alphonso Armah told the Daily Observer yesterday that the football house is exerting frantic effort for the Junior Lone Star to depart the country today.
Meanwhile, football connoisseurs have graded the Thomas Kojo’s squad 85% prepared and match-fit against Black Meteors.
The football connoisseurs based their argument on the results of practices against reigning football champions, BYC 1 that hammered Jr. Lone Star 3-1.
Besides the defeat Coach Kojo’s boys have been impressive against other teams including ELWA United, LPRC Oilers and Jubilee amongst others.
The relatively conducive camp and the delay in the team’s departure amongst others have summed the grade to 85% preparedness.