Liberian president challenges Lone Star with N22m bonus

With preparations for the 2013 Nations Cup qualifiers between  Nigeria and Liberia coming up in October in Calabar taking serious shape, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf … Continue reading Liberian president challenges Lone Star with N22m bonus


With preparations for the 2013 Nations Cup qualifiers between  Nigeria and Liberia coming up in October in Calabar taking serious shape, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has challenged the Lone Star to beat the Super Eagles and get $140,000 (about N22m) as bonus.

The president praised and presented the Liberian team a reward amount of $75,000 for thrashing the Black Stars of Ghana, for a friendly game which took place in Monrovia and afterwards made the promise of the N22m reward if the Lone Stars can wallop the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

According to table standing, for Liberia to have a slot in the South Africa 2013 Nations Cup, the Lone Stars will to beat Nigeria squarely or salvage a 3-3 draw as the first leg which was hosted in Monrovia ended in a 2-2 draw.

The team was dubbed to have been gingered by the defeat of the Black Stars to believe that they can perform the same feat against the Super Eagles come October 13th.

Liberia has only appeared twice in the Nations Cup and that was in 1996 and 2002.