Morocco FA Unaware of International Friendly With Liberia’s Lone Star
Monrovia – The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has confirmed an international friendly with Morocco on August 31 but it appears that information maybe another publicity stunt.
This followed a deceitful admittance by the LFA on August 13 that the much-publicized West African Football Union (Wafu) tournament, which was scheduled for October in honor of Presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has been canceled due to ongoing renovation works at the Samuel Kanyon Doe sports complex.
And now the official Facebook page of the Morocco FA is quoting Liberian media of a planned friendly with its local national team.
According to the LFA, the match takes place in Casablanca with Morocco having exchanged communication with Liberia on August 10.
But there is no mention of the match, which will take place at the Kenitra Stadium at 8:00PM local time, on the official website of the Morocco FA.
According to LFA communications consultant Horatio Bobby Willie, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was reached with Mcsport, who are organizing the match.
Willie disclosed that the MOU, which was signed by LFA Presidents Musa Bility, will see Liberia train in Rabat for five days before and after the game.
He said Liberia is expected to feature 90-percent of the team that will face Tunisia on September 3 in the last match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier while the Moroccans will feature its home based national team.
“This will help us to test our players and work on our strategies ahead of crucial matches in both the African Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers,” Bility was quoted in a LFA release.
According to Willie, Mcsport will provide training facility, a 50-seater bus, provide a luxurious hotel and accommodate a 32-man delegation while the LFA will provide tickets and all the resources for the delegation that will include local and foreign-based players.
But doubts now hang over the veracity of the LFA’s pronouncement if the website and Facebook accounts of the Moroccan FA are anything to go by.