Following a 2-2 dramatic draw with the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Sunday night, Liberia’s National Soccer Team the Lone Star will today Tuesday September 11, 2012 knock horns with Ghana’s Black Star at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville in a friendly dubbed Presidential Friendship Cup 2012.
The match is being sponsored by Lonestar Cell MTN, Liberia’s leader in converged telecommunications. The Liberia –Ghana match comes after the senior national team put up a thrilling performance against the Supper Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday in the AFCON 2013 final qualifier.
Today’s game is expected to see the Black Star parade local and international based players to test the strength of the ever improving Lone Star squad days after it held Nigeria to a 2-2 draw. Both teams are will use this game as preparation for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) ’s final qualifier, which is scheduled to take place in South Africa next year.
The Lonestar Cell MTN is said to have earmarked US$25,000.00 as its contribution to the match. The nation’s number GSM Company believes football has always provided the platform for national healing, peace and reconciliation.
Irrespective of political affiliation, religion, tribe or clan, football always promotes national cohesion, expression of patriotism, moments for hope against all odds, burying differences as a people and as a nation.
In addition to its sponsorship, the Lonestar Cell MTN has added momentum to Tuesday’s match by encouraging its subscribers to predict the winner and win great prizes.
The one day football fiesta is being organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Liberia Football Association, under the proud Sponsorship of Lone Star Cell MTN, Liberia’s leader in converged telecommunications services and partner of choice, to promote friendship between the peoples of the two West African Nations.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has donated a giant size trophy to be lifted high by the winner after 90 minutes of play. Ghana values its friendship with Liberia, so a contingent comprising all Ghana top stars will make the trip to Liberia. Who wins the President’s cup this afternoon, is the question on everybody lip.