Ex-PSL boss lands Liberia job

Former Platinum Stars manager Peter Butler has been announced as the new head coach of the Liberia national football team.
 
Butler, 52, was appointed at an FA board meeting at its headquarters in Monrovia on Wednesday afternoon, replacing Thomas Kojo.
 
The former Botswana boss who is the nations third coach is as many years has been set a mandate of qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
 
"I am very pleased to become the new coach of Liberia and it was an opportunity which I really did not want to turn down," Butler said at his unveiling.
 
"It was not money moved, I can assure and it is not about financial gain. It is about a great challenge that I will contribute into the rise of Liberian football and not just on the senior national team front but also on the respective levels.
 
"The ultimate goal is to improve the Fifa ranking and qualify for Afcon. Anything is possible if you believe and we have to be pragmatic and realistic about the situation.
 
"I was approached and couldn’t turn down the offer. I am not here for the money but for the challenge."
 
Butler's first challenge with the Lone Stars is a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on September 2 against Sierra Leone.

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