Forget Nations Cup Ticket


Hardnosed football analyst, Wleh Bedell, has strongly advised his country, Liberia to forget securing the ticket to play in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The Lone Star of Liberia will fight it out with the Super Eagles of Nigeria for a sole ticket in the second leg of the last round of the qualifying series in Calabar on 8 October. Bedell indicated that the desperate Eagles’ home is a difficult hunting ground, and victory for the Lone Star will be impossible.

Bedell noted that despite the assembly of hope for his country’s win against the Super Eagles, Liberians should not ignore the facts, as “Liberia is a poor traveller.”

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He disclosed that from September 2002 till now, the Lone Star played 40 matches both home and away. 21 games at home and 19 away. He said at home, Liberia won 6 games, drew 10 but lost 5, and away (games out of Liberia), the Lone Star lost 18 games and drew one.

Bedell further said that during the away (19 games) matches, Liberia scored eight goals and conceded 52 goals—a poor traveller.

“We all like the assembly of hope for the Lone Star, but either Calabar or Abuja is a difficult hunting ground and coupled with Liberia being a poor traveler, we should not ignore the facts,” Bedell said.

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