Liberia Amputees Qualify For World Cup

The Liberia Amputees Football team has booked a place at next year’s Amputees Football World Cup.

Liberia on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 defeated Morocco 2-1 to progress to the Amputees Africa Cup of Nations semi final, thereby qualifying to the Amputees 2022 World Cup.

Mathew Joe scored a brace to inspire the Liberian amputee team to the 2-1 victory over the Moroccans.

The two goals for Mathew Joe of Mighty Conquerors took his goal tally to six in three matches, making him the current lead goal scorer at the tournament. Liberia will host Tanzania in the semis on Thursday.

The Amputees National Football team will face either Angola or Ghana in the final on Sunday if the Liberian side wins the hosts in the semis on Thursday.

The Liberian amputees are three time winners of the tournament but were booted out of the last African Amputees Nations cup by eventual winners, Angola.

Liberia Amputees Football and Sport Association President Cooper George speaking to state radio after the 2-1 win said he and the delegation in Tanzania were over joy for the success thus far.

Mr. Cooper George said they want to recollect a title that has eluded them for some times now.

The Amputees Football boss added that the team wants to win the trophy as an honor for President George Weah and the country.


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