Liberia set to upset Guinea in CHAN qualifiers

Liberia set to upset Guinea in CHAN qualifiers
Guinea's locally-based national team

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Friday Jul 03, 2015. 22:09

Liberia will play host to Guinea in Monrovia on Sunday, in the return leg of their 2016 African Nations Championship qualifiers clash.

The Lone Star are confident they can reverse a two-goal deficit, after falling 3-1 to the Syli National in Bamako in the first leg.

READ: Guinea secure two-goal cushion against Liberia

A first half brace from Sékou Amadou Camara sent Guinea into the break with a two-goal lead, and while Allison Dweh managed to pull a goal back for the Liberians before the hour mark, Ibrahim Sory Sankhon restored the Syli’s comfortable advantage five minutes later to seal a crucial win for his side.

“It has been a good game overall. We are going to improve on our strengths and correct our mistakes. I was pleased with my players and I think we took a big step towards qualifying,” Guinea coach Lapé Bangoura commented after the first leg.

However, Liberia are adamant they can turn the tables on their opponents in front of their home crowd.

“In return we will do everything to qualify. It was two goals up but we will do everything to pass. The team of Guinea plays well together, but the return is going to cause them problems,” Liberia boss James ‘Salinsa’ Debbah warned.

The match is scheduled at Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia at 18h00 CAT on Sunday, with the aggregate winners to face Senegal or Gambia in the next round.

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