When the 2019-20 Liberia Football Association first division league began in November, not many fans thought the newly promoted Freeport Football Club could compete as a serious title contender.
The rise in competitive football in Liberia is increasingly apparent as the country’s top-flight league continues to see more and more teams fight for the league’s top spots. For the first time in a decade, the Liberia Football Association’s first division league has graduated from a two-horse race for the top to include teams as far down as seventh-place tussling for an opportunity at the top of the league.
Liberia women’s U17 national team’s journey to the 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in India has taken a huge twist after being defeated at home in the first leg of the first qualifying round.
Liberia’s hopes of reaching the semifinals of the 2020 WAFU Cup in Sierra Leone was delayed following a defeat to Mali. Liberia’s women’s football team has one more game to play in Group B to earn a play in the semifinals of the tournament.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has donated a 61-seater bus to the Liberia Football Association to be used by the national football teams.
Liberia Football Association’s 2019 champions, LISCR FC, who also became the second-place winner of the Orange Liberia first division league, is losing many of its top players to the search for better opportunities.
Liberia’s U20 women’s national team has advanced to the first round of the 2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers after eliminating Guinea in the preliminary round. The female team made progress despite a second leg defeat to Guinea.
The 2019-20 Liberia Football Association’s first division league, sponsored by Orange Liberia, has officially kicked off with 2019 champion LPRC Oilers defending its title in a crucial home win.