Liberia line-up Niger friendly


The Lone Stars of Liberia will face the Menas of Niger in an international training match on Monday, the 8th of October, at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.

According to the President of the Liberian Football Association, Mr. Musa Bility, the match is being played at the request of the Nigerien FA, who will be responsible for the air-transportation, accommodation and appearance fee of the Lone Stars in the encounter which will be Liberia's fourth friendly game within the space of about a month, having previously played against Malawi, Ghana and Equitorial Guinea recently.

The Liberians are currently camping at the Red Bull Academy in Ghana with a team of 14 players made up of 13 homebased players and one foreign based player. While the remaining nine foreign based players are expected to arrive at the camp this weekend.

The Lone Stars have also been given a cash boost of US$75,000 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as reward for their recent winning performances against Ghana and Malawi.

Technical Director of the Liberia Football, Henry Brown, has disclosed that because of the hot climate in Niger, the game will be played at night when the weather will be cooler.