South Africa 2-2 Liberia: Unconvincing LoneStar Stuns Bafana to Keep Afcon Hopes Alive- Latest Liberian News
South Africa, Johannesburg- Liberia’s chances of qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast have moved one step closer following a historical comeback against South Africa late Friday evening in Johannesburg.
A goal, each from Tonia Tisdell and Mohammed Sangare in the second half was enough to put smiles on the faces of supporters back home.
South Africa took an easy lead from the spot through Burney forward Lyle Foster after Percy Tau was brought down in the box by goalkeeper Tommy Songo in the eleven minutes of play.
With more pressure from the host, Lyle Foster doubled their lead in the twenty-two minutes with a brilliant head-up to give his side a comfortable lead.
With several changes by coach Ansu Keita in the second half, Liberia pulled one back through Tonia Tisdell and an equalizer from Mohammed Sangare in the closing stages to earn a vital away point that has left South Africa’s chances of qualifying in serious danger.
Bafana failed to get the job done at home and now they have the tough job of doing it under tremendous pressure and hostile conditions in Monrovia on Tuesday to qualify for the tournament.
Following the full-time result, President George Weah wasted no time in congratulating his boys for the job well done.
“Congratulations to our National Team – The Lonestar of Liberia for picking up a draw in South Africa in the 2023 Afcon qualifiers,” President Weah in a Facebook post.
“What a splendid performance by our boys. I join the entire Country in celebrating this amazing achievement.” he added.