Beat Nigeria or get disbanded, Liberia President orders Lone Stars
Liberian President Elen Johnson-sirleaf
has ordered the Lone Stars to beat Nigeria in Sturday’s crucial Nations Cup qualfier in Monrovia.Liberian footballer Leaonardo Hiah told futaa.com that the President gave the order last week and has threatened to withdraw the team from international football if they fail to beat the Super Eagles to the ticket for next year’s Nations Cup in South Africa.
Hiah, who plays for Nigerian club El Kanemi, said Stephen Keshi and his men will be facing a tough match when they battle their fellow west Africans in the first of their two-leg encounters on Saturday
-Nigeria should prepare for war because this game is very important to Liberia.
-Everyone in Liberia is talking about the game with Nigeria and our President (Johnson-Sirleaf) has said that it is either the Lone Stars qualify for the Nations Cup or the country will withdraw from international football for some years.
The striker recently return on a short holiday to his homeland and he told futaa.com that the expectations among Liberians are very high and the game is seen as a war by his compatriots back home.
Both countries did not qualify for the last edition of the tournament joitly hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.