Story by Peterking Quaye : Liberia’s Lone Star was held at home by Congo DR draw in a Group G 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier over the weekend at the SKD Sports complex n Monrovia .
A 1-1 scoreline in Monrovia was enough to see a more physical DR Congo side holding the ecstatic Liberian soccer fans spellbound . In attendance was President and world soccer legend George Weah .
The developing team-Lonestar was at a sight to see as they string their passes with ease to the admiration of the filled SKD Sports complex , in high anticipation of the fortune of a national team that has been meld with many challenges . Norway based forward Sam Johnson should have gotten the opener for Lone Star after missing three chances. Liberia dexterous Turkish base forward Tonia Tisdell, was at his best keeping the Congoless defence very busy and worry anytime he surge forward from the left wing. Stoke City’s player Benik Afobe, was left to wonder on the pitch for many minutes of the match with no chance to easily visit Liberia’s defense as he was kept in check wit a red eye by local base LISCR FC’s defenders Kemoh Kamara .
Photo by -Peterking, Lead Photojournalist
The 1st half ended goalless , from the return of recess the Congolese effected some tactical substitutions introducing Meschak, Assombalanga Britt and Akolo Chadrack in late half of the 2nd half .Substitute Elia Meschak DR Congo’s came off the bench in the 56 minute to help rescue a point for the Leopards, after slotting home the equalizer in the 82 minute to cancel William Jebor’s opener. It was also clear the the 5 missing players of the DR Congo side had some impact on the quality of the team .
Liberiasportsonline can confirm that new captain of Lonestar registered his 10th goal in 11 matches from our research , Jebor, was named the new captain of the national team -at the press match conference , in the 62 minute after he superb assist from Anthony Laffor.