Congo’s Red Devils Beat Liberia’s Lone Star
The National Football team of Liberia, the Lone Star Thursday suffered a second defeat in Group G in qualifying for Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Lone Star was beaten 3-1 by the Red Devils of Congo Brazzaville on matchday three in Group G.
The Congo Red Devils took the lead in the 15th minute before Sam Johnson leveled for the Lone Star on 47 minutes.
Poor defensive work however rubbed Liberia of a point in that match; as Congo Brazzaville scored further two goals in the 62nd and 90th minutes to hand the Red Devils of Brazzaville their first win in the group, which gives them four points on level with both Zimbabwe and DR Congo.
The Lone Star remained at the bottom of Group G on one point following that result.
Liberia has conceded seven goals and registered just two in three matches as the Red, White, and Blue outfit push for a slot in Cameroon.
Despite enjoying most of the ball possession in the first half, the Lone Star failed to register goal attempt though the chances came by.
Kpan Sherman had two opportunities in the first half, but wrong footing saw his efforts flying away from the target.
The defeat leaves the Lone Star of Liberia with an uphill task of even qualifying as one of the best runners-up.
Liberia’s Chief Patron of Sports, President George Weah who is in route to Equatorial Guinea for that Country’s Independence Day, stopped over in Brazzaville to give the Lone Star some motivations.
The Lone Star will return home to take on the Red Devils of Congo in the return fixture which comes on Tuesday, October 16 at the Samuel Kenyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.
DR Congo and Zimbabwe will face off tomorrow in the Group G’s other fixture.
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