Lone Star takes on Cape Verde’s blue sharks today in World Cup qualifiers
Monrovia – After beating the Central African Republic in Cameroon, Peter Butler’s side will try to collect maximum points against the Cape Verde Blue Sharks in a home game played on Ghanaian soil.
The Lone Star of Liberia will continue their journey to qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a match against Cape Verde on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Accra Sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday’s game is Liberia’s home game, but due to the national stadium ban, the game will be played in Ghana.
Lone Star started their campaign on a losing note against the Super Eagles 2-0 in Lagos at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
But Butler’s men bounced back stronger in their second group game with a relentless 1-0 away win over Central African Republic, with Kpah Sherman scoring the only goal of the game.
Liberia are now second in the group with three points in two games and will be hoping to get the result needed to close the gap or pass the Super Eagles who have six points in two games.
The victory over the Blue Sharks will rekindle Lone Star’s hopes of qualifying for their first World Cup in Qatar next year.
For their part, Cape Verde started their run for a first appearance with an impressive 1-1 away draw against the Central African Republic.
Despite a 36th-minute lead thanks to Julio Tavares inside the Reunification Stadium, they let their hosts restore parity thanks to the effort of Tresor Toropite.
In Game 2 they surprised Nigeria with an early lead, but the Super Eagles had to come back from behind to beat the Blue Sharks 2-1 away.
Butler invited 19 foreign players to the game, but three declined due to illness and personal reasons.
Justin Salmon, Patrick Weah and Mark Pabai will not be part of Butler’s squad.
Despite the withdrawal of the three players, Lone Star will depend on Kpah Sherman, Oscar Dorley, Terrance Tisdell,
Butler said in a pre-game conference that he wants his team to be competitive ahead of Thursday’s game.