The Antoinette Tubman Stadium was a scene of feelings over the weekend because the under-17 ladies’s nationwide workforce of Liberia defeated Niger 4-Zero within the first-leg of the 2020 FIFA Girls’s U-17 World Cup qualifiers.
For the primary time, Liberians have been capable of watch promising feminine skills show their potentials in a aggressive worldwide match on the ATS as they recorded the historic win. Embraced by an enormous turnout, the younger feminine U-17 Lone Star impressed the spectators with their efficiency, as ladies’s soccer gained the admiration of many spectators.
Blessing Kieh, a student-athlete on the Monrovia Soccer Academy, was the heroine as she scored a hat-trick to assist Liberia safe a bonus forward of the return-leg.
World Ladies’ striker Mamie Kallon opened the scoring chart within the 13th minute after beautifully changing Zeta Kromah’s help to a objective.
Later within the 29th minute, Kieh started her hat-trick chapter by scoring from a spot kick that despatched Liberia to the half-time break with a 2-Zero league. The LEAD-MFA ahead, who was additionally part of the U-15 ladies’ workforce that received the 2019 USA Cup, ultimately made it three-zero within the 75th minute, due to Sangay Moulton for the help.
Kieh lastly accomplished her hat-trick by completely changing one other spot kick within the 84th minute to seal the very important win for Liberia.
In his post-match response, head coach Jenkins Doe thanked LFA president Mustapha Raji and his workforce of officers for the continual assist to ladies’s soccer, stated he was optimistic of a win, however didn’t anticipate such an enormous consequence.
Crew captain, Loretta Sackie, did identical by commending the FA president, noting that feminine gamers haven’t had such alternatives over time. She on the identical time promised that the workforce will do higher when given extra alternatives.
President Weah Congratulates the Crew
Following the comfy victory, Chief Patron of Sports activities George Weah took to his social media platforms to congratulate the women and expressed hope that the victory will encourage them to do extra.
“I’m thrilled to congratulate our U-17 Nationwide feminine soccer workforce for his or her splendid efficiency in opposition to the Republic of Niger earlier in the present day on the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. Our ladies defeated their Nigerien counterpart 4:Zero within the feminine U-17 World Cup qualifier. Congratulations additionally go to the coaches and technical workers for a job effectively executed.
This can be a proud second for all of Liberia as this victory signifies the progress we have now made in the direction of the event of feminine soccer and the harnessing of our youths’ skills generally. The event of youth soccer stays a prime precedence for our administration and we stay dedicated to nurturing their skills and investing of their future. It’s my fervent hope that this victory will function an inspiration to the women as they put together for the duties forward,” president Weah stated.