5th September, 2012
Liberia’s Lone Star yesterday sent a warning signal to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, that Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier will be a tough battle.
The Liberians defeated Malawi 1-0 in an international friendly match, which they played at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville outside, Monrovia to prepare for the first leg of the last round of the Nations Cup qualifying series.
The only goal of the Lone Star was scored in the 88th minute by Indonesia-based midfielder Zah Krangar following a period of dominance by Liberia.
Both teams are preparing for the weekend’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Liberia host Nigeria, while Malawi head to Ghana for their match.
The outcome of the tie showed that the Liberians are not just boasting, they mean business and may stun Nigeria on Saturday.
Despite the loss, Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri declared that he was “satisfied” with the outcome, contending that it would help his players play better against Ghana.
The win was Liberia’s boss Kaetu Smith’s first in charge of the side and he believes that the match has given him an insight on how he would approach the qualifier against the star studded Nigerian side on Saturday.