The Liberia Football Association has announced an international friendly with Morocco ahead of the national team crucial Nation’s Cup qualifier in September. According to a release from the LFA, the game will take place on August 31, in Casablanca, Morocco.
The release said the game is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the LFA and Mcsport. The MOU was signed by LFA President Musa Bility and will see the national team train in Morocco for 5 days before and after the game. Liberia is expected to feature 90 percent of the team that will face Tunisia on September 3 in the last match of the Gabon 2017 Nation’s Cup qualifier. The Moroccans will feature its home based “A Men” national team.
Bility said it is important for Liberia to begin playing on games on international match days in order to build the capacity of both the players and coaches.“This will help us to test our players and work on our strategies ahead of crucial matches in both the African Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers,” Bility stated. Mcsport will provide training facility, a bus that can accommodate 50 players, provide a luxurious hotel and accommodate a 32 man delegation. The Lone Star players will also train on natural grass facility for the five days.
The LFA will provide the tickets and all the resources for the delegation that will include both home base and foreign based players. The LFA will also provide air ticket for a representative of Mcsport and pay a compensation of 5,000 Euros to the entity.