Liberia's Women's National Team Gears Up for Exciting Friendlies Against Malema Queens

Dec 20, 2023 - 09:44
Dec 20, 2023 - 09:46
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 Liberia's Women's National Team Gears Up for Exciting Friendlies Against Malema Queens

In a bid to continue the rebuilding process under the leadership of head coach Selamawit Kebede, Liberia’s women's senior national team is set to clash with Sierra Leone's Malema Queens in two thrilling friendly internationals. The matches are scheduled to take place at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville on December 27 and December 30.

After a challenging 6-2 aggregate loss to Cape Verde in the first round of the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in September, the Liberia Football Association (LFA) sought these friendlies to further refine the team's performance.

Malema Queens are expected to arrive in Paynesville on December 26, adding anticipation to the upcoming matches. Liberia's squad, led by head coach Selamawit Kebede, has been diligently training since November 21 in preparation for these crucial encounters.

Full Squad Overview:

Goalkeepers:
- Jackie B. Touah (Determine Girls)
- Aminata Dicko (Real Muja)
- Olive Wolo (Senior Female Professionals)

Defenders:
- Lucy Massaquoi, Jennie Tisdell, Marthaline Moore (Determine Girls)
- Blessing Nagbe, Oretha R. Togba (Real Muja)
- Aline Capehart (Ambassadors FC)
- Makasian Saryon (Ravia Angels)
- Esther Massaley (Nimba Girls)

Midfielders:
- Hawa W. Kpan, Hawa B. Fatomah (World Girls)
- Louise Brown (Determine Girls)
- Zeta Kromah (LEAD Monrovia Academy)
- Christine D. Kouadio (DC Shooters)
- Jessica Quachie (Real Muja)
- Yassah Gwaikolo (Dolakeh FC)
- Wonder Juery (Soccer Ambassadors)

Forwards:
- Miatta Morris, Cynthia Weah (Shaita Angels)
- Lucy Kikeh (FC Kallon)
- Elizabeth Tamba (Determine Girls)
- Dalphine G. Glao (Soccer Ambassadors)
- Lisa Sarwee (Real Muja)

Technical Staff:
- Selamawit Z. Kebede (head coach)
- Kebeh G. Lamine (assistant coach)
- Chris Wesseh (goalkeeping coach)
- Famatta A. Duncan (administrative manager)
- Jestina S. H. Chea (doctor)
- Sekou D. G. Manubah (trainer)
- Vivian Sando (kit woman)
- Emmanuel Wreh (caretaker)
- Abraham Kaba (physiotherapist)
- Veronica B. Johnson (medic)

As the nation eagerly awaits these friendlies, Liberia's women's national team aims to showcase their talent and determination on the pitch, building momentum for future competitions.

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Edwin T. Battaforyen Edwin T. Battaforyen is a Professional Young Liberian Journalist with over two years of working experience in the mainstream as a Broadcast and Sports Journalist. Young Battaforyen holds an advanced Diploma in Journalism from the Professional Journalism School of Liberia and Currently studies Mass Communication and Social Work at the State-run University of Liberia. In 2023 Edwin T. Battaforyen was named as the Best Sports Reporter of the Year an award given by the Sports Writer Association of Liberia (Margibi County Chapter). Battaforyen has traveled to Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Ghana as a Sports Reporter assigned to provide coverage for the Liberia National Handball Team. Edwin T. Battaforyen is a full member of the Sports Writer Association of Liberia and Currently Works at KOOL 91.9 FM/TV/knewsonline.