|Liberia Bows to Cameroon
|Published on March 15, 2007
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Written by Horatio Bobby Willie
Wednesday, 28 March 2007
Liberia’s Lone Star lost 3-1 to Cameroon in Yaounde on Saturday in an exciting showdown.
Cameroon’s Webo opened the scoring with an easy tap-in 12 minutes into the tie after the Liberian goalkeeper failed to handle a cross from fellow forward Samuel Eto'o.
Osasuna striker Webo doubled the Lions' lead in the 24th minute.
Liberia pulled one back through Greece-based striker Francis Doe seven minutes before half time.
Cameroon's interim coach Jules Nyongha substituted three-time Caf African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto'o after an hour following a disappointing display from the Barcelona man.
Liberia’s international defender George Gebro received a red-card for a second bookable offense during the match.
The home side duly took advantage as Idrissou sealed the win four minutes to game time.
Cameroon will play Liberia in Monrovia in the next round of 2008 Nations Cup qualifiers in June.
Although the Lone Star was defeated, the team showed that they would be a force to reckon with in the next two to three years.
The young Liberian side led in attack by Francis Grandpa Doe, Dioh Williams and Anthony Laffor kept the defense of Cameroon busy during most part of the match.