Liberia has crushed out of the qualifying rounds of the All African Games scheduled for Maputo, Mozambique. The Under-23 national side was white-washed 6-1 by her Nigerian counterpart Saturday in Benin State Nigeria.
Fortnight ago the Under-23 side settled at home 1-1 draw with the Dream Team of Nigeria before suffering an embarrassing defeat Saturday. Liberia received a total of 7-2 on aggregate from the 2 leg that ensures the Nigerian qualification to the next stage of the qualifying series.
Despite the defeat, the Under-23 team will remain in Nigeria to partake in the West African Football Union tournament only for home-grown players. Eighteen players were selected for the trip by acting coach, Roberto Landi to honor the invitation.
But the number of officials on the trip from the FA is almost the number of players. No one knows what will be their job during the tournament in Nigeria. Perhaps it might be to collect huge allowances and to be on a safari during the week-long affair.
Doeplah Autopsy Report Awaited
Since the death of Liberian international, Patrick Doeplah and the Football Association’s announcement that it had made available an UNMIL‘s pathologist to conduct an autopsy to determined the cause of the player’s death, the report is yet to be public.
Last month, LFA President Musa Bility told the public that the FA had made available US$3,500 to UNMIL’s pathologist for the conduct of an autopsy. In an interview with FA spokesman Henry Flomo Saturday, he said the report was not yet ready.
He also did not say how soon the report will be out or what has caused the delay. There has been much concern about the circumstances surrounding the player’s death as the public anticipate knowing the cause of death.