“Lone Star In Nigeria To Make A Point” says Butler

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A 37-men Liberian football delegation has arrived in Nigeria ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles.

Liberia Lone Star Coach Peter Butler has assembled a 22-men squad for the double clash against Nigeria and the Central African Republic.

Football fans in Liberia have been having mixed reactions about the fixtures with the majority believing that the match on Friday is a one-way for Nigeria based on records between the two sides.

Many Liberians are not so convinced by the player’s selection, but Coach Peter Butler says Liberia will not be an underdog in the fixtures.

Coach Butler told reporters recently that his team selection is cable of pulling shock against Nigeria on Friday.

“Forget the past records and look at the current performance of our opponents. They are good, but Liberia can put up a stronger challenge against Nigeria” says Butler.

Over Sea players including the five new names invited by Butler are arriving in Nigeria ahead of the clash.

18-players have arrived in Lagos Nigeria, with Kpah Sherman, Ashley Williams, Jeremy Singbeh, Prince Blade and David Tweh are the names expected to join the squad to complete the listing of invited players.

Peter Wilson who was not included in the original 22-men squad has arrived in Lagos after he was given a late call by Coach Butler.

Liberia has lost 9 times to the Super Eagles of Nigeria in 14 fixtures, but Coach Butler said his young squad will give Nigeria a run for their money, though the Nigerians are favorites.

But the debate among Liberians about the Lone Star chances remains high in the country.

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