“DR Congo Was Not Extra” Says Kojo After Draw
Liberia Lone Star failed to take all three points against visiting DR Congo on matchday two of the qualifying rounds for Cameron 2019 Africa Cup of nations despite controlling a good portion of the match on Sunday.
The LoneStar under the technical guidance of Thomas Kojo showed some brilliance against the Leopards of D.R. Congo on Sunday, entertaining the “hungry for victory home-fans” at the SKD Sports Complex. Liberia controlled the bulk of the possessions in the first half creating and missing a couple of begging chances.
Sam Johnson, Tonia Tisdell, Anthony Laffor and William Jebo partnership up front for Liberia created plenty of problems for visiting leopards who tried the “long ball play” to win the match.
Sam Johnson’s goal-bound effort in the 38th minute deflected off the leg of Congolese’s half-back Wilfred Moke for a corner which resulted to nothing.
Debutant Allen Njire and Oscar Dorley’s combination in midfield paid off well for the home team in the first half, but tiredness in the second half saw them giving a lot of balls over to their opponents.
The Congolese’s long ball play did not trouble the Lone Star much.
William Jebo sent the stadium in wide jubilation when he controlled well a Sam Johnson pass in the 67th minute and struck a thunder inside the 18 box that the Leopards’ keeper had no answer for.
That goal saw the Chief Patron of Sports, Soccer Legend, President George Weah stand and celebrated in the VIP box.
The Congolese fought back and managed to take advantage of Liberia’ tiredness and errors in the second half to mount pressure on the home side defense. They equalized 78th minute through substitute Elia Lina who