Liberia’s national U20 team has been left with a mountain to climb in the ongoing WAFU U20 Nations Cup after failing to win their first game in the competition against the Gambia.
LISCR Football Club’s 19-year-old goalkeeper Ashley Williams has been named the captain of Liberia’s U20 national team ahead of the start of the 2019 West African Football Union U20 Nations Cup in Guinea.
Lone Star remains in search of an away victory, as Coach Peter Butler’s team lost 1-0 to Egypt in an international friendly on Thursday, November 7 at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Cairo.
Liberia has kept alive hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, following a 3-2 aggregate win over neighboring Sierra Leone.
Liberia has reached the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, after eliminating neighboring Sierra Leone over a two-leg series.
Ahead of the crucial 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against D.R. Congo in March, a planned two-week training camp in Morocco for the national football team has been canceled.
With the national team at the bottom of Group G in the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers, Head Coach Thomas Kojo appears to be under pressure as he seeks to restore the Lone Star’s hopes of qualifying.