The Lone Star of Liberia have arrived in Lagos ahead of Friday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Head coach Peter Butler has now drawn up a 23-man squad with his namesake (Peter) Wilson the new inclusion following the little bit of scepticism that was expressed by Kpah Sherman to initially withdraw because of concentrated domestic fixtures.
Mohammed Kamara who scored for Hataspor at the weekend got in on Wednesday morning alongside midfield player Abu Kamara.
The 11 players onboard Air Cote D’Ivore from Monrovia to Lagos met Marcus Macauley, Allen Njei, Oscar Dorley, Peter Wilson, and Terrence Tisdell in Lagos to complete the listing to 18 on the ground.
They are only awaiting the arrival of five more players who should be in Lagos before noon. They include; Kpah Sherman, Ashley Williams, Jeremy Singbeh, Prince Balde, and David Tweh.
Nigeria and Liberia renew their rivalry dated back to 1975 on Friday inside Teslim Balogun Stadium with the hosts starting as strong favourites for the right to win one of five qualifying slots to represent Africa at Qatar 2022. Nigeria have won 9 of 14 meetings with the latest coming in a 6-1 drubbing of the Lone Star in 2012.
Liberia have won three including a famous 2-1 win at the SKD in July 2001. The irony is that the man won scored both goals in Monrovia twenty years ago, Christopher Wreh is in the Lone Star squad this time as an assistant coach.