The national soccer team of Liberia, Lone Star, departed the country to honour a friendly encounter with the Botswana soccer squad as part of its Independence Day celebration.
The team left over the weekend to participate in the game, set to take place at the National Stadium in the capital Gaborone on Monday, 30 September 2019.
According to the Liberia Football Association (LFA), the Liberian delegation comprises of players as well as officials.
The statement said the delegation is headed by the vice president for operations, Wilmot Smith, including technical staff of the team; head coach, Peter Butler; assistant coach, Christopher Wreh; Physical trainer, George Gebro, and Goalkeeping coach, Sunday Sieh. The administrative managers of the team, Sebastian Collins, Medic Boakai Kamara and Kit man Tommy Johnson, are also part of the delegation.
Coach Butler also invited four foreign based players, including LoneStar Defender, Joseph Aidoo, who made his debut for Liberia in the goalless draw with Sierra Leone on 22 July 2019 at the Samuel Doe Complex, and Midfielder, Mohammed, Sangare who plays for Newcastle United Youth Team in England.
Also on the squad is David Tweh who plays for FC Energetik- BGU Minsk in Belarus, and Hanson Boakai who plays for Finnish Club Inter Turku.
The LFA 2018-/2019 top goal scorer who plays for the local team, LISCR FC, Christopher Jackson, will lead the local players during Monday, 30 September 2019’s friendly encounter with Botswana.