SPORTS: Liberia, Sierra Leone Clash July 22 In Soccer Friendly

(LINA) – Liberia and Sierra Leone will on Sunday,  July 22, lock horns in a special soccer friendly as part of activities  marking the celebration of Liberia’s 171st independence anniversary  celebration on July 26.

According to Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Andrew Quamie, the game  is based on a request by Liberian authorities to Sierra Leonean  authorities to participate in the friendly.

Quamie told reporters in Monrovia Thursday that the friendly encounter  marks the 16th time Liberia and Sierra Leone are locking horns in  soccer.

He added that Liberia has proven supremacy over their Sierra Leonean  counterparts with eight wins and four draws, while Sierra Leone has  just three victories over Liberia.

The Deputy Minister for Sports has, meanwhile, urged citizens to  witness the match and act orderly at the Samuel K. Doe stadium, where  the soccer encounter will take place.

Quamie indicated that stringent security measures will be put in place  by the Liberia National Police as Liberians and foreigners watch the  game between the two countries.

He appealed to citizens to be fully dressed in the national colors to  support the national team.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.