The Starlets of Liberia or Lone Star Under -17 National Team will this Wednesday leave the country for the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
The team is expected to take on the Taranga-Lions of Senegal this Saturday in the return leg of the preliminary qualifier for the African Youths Championship scheduled to take place in Rwanda, later this year.
Speaking to the New Dawn Sports via mobile phone over the weekend, Team Coach Hazel Gray said he is contemplating on taking an 18-man squad to Dakar for the match. According to him, the boys have since moved to camp at a local hotel in Monrovia barely a week after their one all draw with the Senegalese. He said they are in high spirit for the return leg.
He further told this Paper that his boys have also begun training and that they are getting the needed supports from authorities at the Liberia Football Association or LFA. The boys were given a pat on the back while their head coach was asked to cement the loopholes on the team as it prepares for the return leg in Dakar this Saturday.
Meanwhile, players of the Liberian Under -20 National Team, which disgracefully represented the country in the just ended West African Football Union or WAFU Tournament, have begun returning home in bits and pieces after their miserable performance.
According to information gathered by the New Dawn Sports, already 10 players of the team including officials arrived in the country on Saturday via the Roberts International Airport or RIA, while the rest of are expected in the country today via the same rout.
The team should have returned since Thursday but was delay and have to return in bits and pieces due to flight schedules. The Lone Star Under- 20 side lost successively 1-3 and 0-3 to Burkina Faso and Ghana respectively. She, however, managed a 3-2 win against Togo in the last match.