The CAF Confederation Cup fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been released after the draw was held on 21 July 2019 and Liberia FA Cup champion LISCR FC will have to battle Togolese side Maranatha FC for a spot .
The Liberian FA Cup champion ,LISCR FC will hope to better it’s record in the continental competition as well making a huge impression as they go in this round of competition.
Togolese FA Cup champion, Maranatha F.C. is based in Fiokpo. Their home stadium is Stade Général Ameyi. They will welcome the Liberian champion in their back yard in Lome, between 9 to 11 August for the 1st leg . LISCR FC will have to capitalize on a home advantage in the return leg to advance in the competition. They will be in Monrovia to play the return between 23rd to 25th August in Monrovia at the ATS .In a release by the continental football body , these match will be honored by both country champions .
It can recalled that For LISCR, it was their fourth FA Cup and second under Gambian Coach Tapha Manneh who contracted has ended with the club . Our checks has reveal that LISCR FC won the knockout champions title for the first time in 2003 and retained it in 2004, before winning it for the third time during the 2016/2017 and 2019 FA Cup. Our search has revealed that, The LISCR FC has so participated in three CAF Champions League and failed to get past the preliminary round. Their appearance in the 2019-20 CAF Confederation Cup was their second appearance after their debut in 2018 ,USM Bel Abbes of Algeria booted them out of competition in in the preliminary round.
The Togolese club , Maranatha FC is managed by Herbert Addo former Ghanaian Premier League football coach ,with several years of experience from coaching Hasaacas, Asante Kotoko, Ashanti Gold, Hearts of Oak, Aduana Stars and Inter Allies all in the Ghanaian national league . The Premier League Champions, Aduana Stars F(first timers in the league) – 2010 and Premier League Champions, Accra Hearts of Oak – 2002 as well as F.A Cup Champions Shell F.C (Gabon) – 1989/90 .
Story by Peterking Quaye |Peterking.quaye@Liberiasportsonline.com