MONROVIA, Montserrado – Liberia’s first division champion Nimba United has departed the country for Cameroon to play the return leg of their Confederation of African Football Champions League match against Union Douala.
The “Mountainers,” as Nimba United is nicknamed, lost 3-1 in the first leg at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on Feb. 7 and will need a win away with a 2-0 score or more if they are to go through to the second round.
Despite Nimba United’s disappointing 3-1 loss at home, Head Coach Kollie Korvah says he is positive that his side can bounce back and whip Union Douala away in the return leg.
Korvah told reporters that his side has the caliber of players to pull the strings on in Douala, Cameroon. He declined to predict the exact number of goals he expected Nimba United to score and whether their win would see them qualify.
“It’s football… and we are positive of a win, we’ll dust ourselves off and bounce back to beat Union Douala,” Korvah said.
A win away at Duala will make Nimba United the first Liberian side to defeat a Cameroonian team.
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