Lone Star Midfielder David Tweh Believes Current Generation Can Qualify for Nations Cup

Liberian international midfielder David Tweh is confident that the current national team of mostly under-25 players can qualify for the African Cup of Nations.

The 21-year-old told Cafonline.com that one of his biggest career dreams is to see the current Lone Star team play in the African Cup of Nations and other international competitions.

“Liberia is yet to qualify to Africa Cup of Nations since 2002 and I believe we can do that. We are hungry and we want to leave a mark,” he said.

“We have a very young team. Few players in the current team came from the youth levels and we are eager to make a change in our football history,” he said.

He praised the famous ‘George Weah Eleven’ for taking the national team to the 1996 and 2002 competitions and want his peers to see that as a challenge to leave a mark on Liberia’s football history.

“We do not just want to play and retire at the end of our careers. We want to leave a mark in Liberian football history. We want to make a change,” he added.

He believes the current team can even go beyond the group stage, which has been the country’s major achievement.

Liberia again missed out on qualifying for the 2021 AFCON after a preliminary round exit to Chad. The Lone Star won 1-0 at home and lost 1-0 away in regular and extra time before being eliminated in post-match penalties.

Tweh was left disappointed after the exit but is optimistic that the team will make a stronger comeback.

He noted, “With help of God, we have many years to play. We are young and we have learned from the mistakes.”

The young midfielder has represented the Lone Star three times, with the most recent being the defeat away at Chad in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

Featured photo courtesy of BYC FC

T Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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