Liberia’s head coach, Peter Butler, has declared that his team will never lose to the Super Eagles in today’s FIFA World Cup qualifier in Tangier, Morocco. The match will take place at the Ibn Batouta Stadium in Stade Ibn Batouta.
The Super Eagles are in first place in Group C, while Liberia is in last place. The Super Eagles overcame the Liberian Lone Stars 2-0 in the first leg of the qualifiers in September at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, thanks to a brace by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Coach Butler claims that his side will not lose to the Eagles a second time.
In today’s game in Tangier, Morocco, he expressed optimism that his team will prove a point and play for pride.
Butler stated after his team’s training session yesterday that the Lone Stars have showed some promising signals in their past two training sessions and that they may upset the Super Eagles with the addition of three new players to the roster.
“I think we had players that came in with a good mentality with the arrival of Jamek, Mark, and Boison, and I think the new ones have a nice attitude as well.”
“From my opinion, the most important thing is that you’re playing for pride, for your nation, and we’re still playing for points.” I have a lot of respect for Nigeria’s national team, but we’ll be competitive, as we have been in every game we’ve played.”
With the goals his squad surrendered in their past games, Coach Butler believes the goalkeeping department has been a concern for his side. “However, with the addition of Nathaniel Sherman as goalkeeping coach and Boison, who has some experience, that has been handled.”
Butlers stated that, despite the fact that his side has not played at home in the tournament, he is happy of his players’ efforts and believes that the squad and players will improve, and that whomever succeeds him would inherit a strong team.