As the momentum accompanying women’s football in the country continues to grow, the Liberia Football Association (LFA) has taken another step as part of its plans to further develop women’s football.
Following an international friendly match against the senior women’s national team of Guinea on November 24, 2019, the LFA and the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) have agreed to play series of international friendly matches.
According to the report from the football house, a 60-person delegation comprising the women’s senior national team and the U-20, departed the country for Sierra Leone on Monday, December 16.
The senior national team will face Sierra Leone senior national team on Wednesday, December 18, in Makeni and will later face two women’s club teams; Rising Queens on Friday, December 20, and Suba FC on Sunday, December 22.
At the U-20 level, Liberia will go against Sierra Leone on Wednesday, December 18, in Bo, Sierra Leone and will eventually go against Mogbewma Queens and Mahmoud on December 20 and 22 respectively.
These matches are also part of Liberia’s preparation for the upcoming qualifiers in various competitions at the senior, U-20 and U-17 levels.
Liberia was paired with Senegal in the first round of the 2020 Women Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers during the draw held in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday, December 4.
The female Lone Star will host the first leg at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on February 9, 2020 and will later travel to Dakar for the second leg in March. The aggregate winner will face Mali in the second round.
In the U-20 women’s World Cup Qualifiers, Liberia was paired with Guinea in the preliminary round, and will host Guinea at the ATS on January 19, 2020 with the return leg expected to take place in Conakry on the weekend of January 31 to February 1-2, 2020.
The aggregate winner will face Cameroon in the first round.
Lastly, at the U-17 World Cup Qualifiers level, Liberia will welcome Niger on January 12, 2020 and eventually travel to Niamey, Niger for the return-leg between January 17-19, 2020, with the aggregate winners set to meet Ghana in the first round.
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