Sierra Leone Clash On Neutral Ground In WAFU Cup Of Nations

Sierra Leone Clash On Neutral Ground In WAFU Cup Of Nations

The West African Football Union(WAFU) in a letter dated the 23rd September 2019 recalled the Sierra Leone National Home based team to participate in the second edition of the WAFU Cup of Nations which will be held in Senegal from September 28-October 13, 2019.

Liberia will now play Sierra Leone in the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations instead of Morocco as was earlier drawn.

The Leone Star who were initially left out of the competition after been banned by FIFA, have just three days to send a team to the tournament for Sunday clash with the Lonestar of Liberia who started training since three weeks ago at the ATS in Center Monrovia.

The reinstatement of the Sierra Leone means they now have a way of revenge over Liberia who eliminated their senior national team in the preliminary stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers 3-2 on aggregate early this month.

The tournament which will begin on Saturday will see eight winning nations continuing in the main cup competition while the eight losers will get another chance as they will play in the second-tier plate competition. Both levels will be played on a straight knockout basis.

        Here is the full draw.

Senegal VS Guinea-Bissau

Burkina Faso VS Mauritania

Liberia VS Sierra Leone

Nigeria VS Togo

Mali VS Niger

Ivory Coast VS Cape Verde

Ghana VS Gambia

Guinea VS Benin

Thomas kojo Roulhac

Liberian football writer


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