Liberia set to battle Nigeria's Super Eagles in a friendly match

Liberia set to battle Nigeria's Super Eagles in a friendly match

- All is now set for the friendly encounter between Liberia and Nigeria

- The test game will go down on Tuesday after this weekend's round of AFCON 2019 qualifiers

- This encounter is organised to celebrate the retirement of president George Weah's famous jersey number 14 for the Lone Stars

Liberia have concluded plans to battle the Super Eagles in a friendly encounter on Tuesday, September 11, at the at the Samuel Keyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.

The match is part of the events lined up for retiring permanently the jersey number 14 worn by president George Weah during his playing days for the Lone Stars.

According to the ministry of youths and sports, the novelty match will also be attended by former stars who have won the same jersey before Weah, who is the only African to be crowned world best player.

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Youth and Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson revealed that Nigeria will parade the squad that participated at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

However, players like Chelsea star Victor Moses, Arsenal’s Iwobi, captain John Obi Mikel and other key players will miss the match as they did not travel with the team for this weekend’s qualifier.

He also added that the Nigerian delegation will arrive Liberia shortly after their Nations Cup qualifying match away to Seychelles.

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Meanwhile, the entry to the stadium for the game next Tuesday has been declared free according to Wilson.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Nigeria's Super Eagles had their first training on Wednesday night ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.

Nigeria who have won the African Nations Cup three times missed the the last two editions, and the players are now ready to redeem themselves by picking the ticket to Cameroon next year.

Gernot Rohr's men will face hosts Seychelles in their second Group E game on Saturday, September 8, and the Eagles have had a taste of how the pitch will be for them on match-day.

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