Liberia Out Of Caf Club Competition As LISCR FC Kissed Goodbye
LISCR FC has followed BYC out of the Caf 2018/19 competitions in the preliminary rounds.
LISCR FC who finished the last LFA league season as runner-up was eliminated Wednesday from the Caf Confederations Cup preliminaries at home at the hands of visiting USM Bel Abbes of Algeria on a 4-1 goal aggregate.
Despite playing the match at 2 pm local time, LISCR could only manage a 1-0 win over USM Bel Abbes at the ATS.
The Liberian side haven lost in the first leg 4-0, needed to score five goals plus a clean sheet to progress to round two.
Though the Algerians struggled in the ATS heat, they managed to pack the bus to deny LISCR FC of goal chances.
Sheku Sheriff scored the lone goal for LISCR FC in the 30th minutes to give hope to the fans that had trooped to the ATS to spectate the match.
But the second half failed to bring in further goals despite LISCR FC dominance in the ball possession.
LISCR FC had Sam Jackson and Allen Njie back to the squad after missing the first leg due to illness and injury.
Also, Tommy Songo was brought back to the first eleven after watching the first leg from the bench.
Ashley Williams who had taken over the first place in goal from Songo both at the club and National team watched from the bench after he conceded 4 goals in his first international match for the club away last week.
Speaking to The Monrovia Times Sport after the match, LISCR FC Coach Tappia Manneh said though he was disappointed with the result, he was impressed with his players’ performance.
Both BYC and LISCR FC are now switching their attention to the next LFA league season which is expected to commence in February 2019.