Liberia?s crucial 2013 AFCON first leg encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on September 8 has been described as Operation Crush Nigeria, and Liberians have been urged to demonstrate their support towards the operation?s success.
At a well attended news conference yesterday at the LFA?s Benson Street office, mobilization chairman Hon. Edwin Snowe said all is set for the eventual victory over the Super Eagles.
?We are calling on all Liberians to make a commitment to support the national team,? he said.
He said much has been done behind the scene as far as mobilizing Liberian people is concerned and the committee is asking all Liberians to make a commitment to support their national team.
He said on Tuesday, September 4, Chief Patron President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf would launch the official activities towards the encounter, which is set on September 8, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.
He said seven thousand tickets will be available to Liberian soccer fans so that they can support their team in their national colors of red, white and blue.
He reminded Liberians that what was done in the past could be repeated, explaining that in 2001, when the Super Eagles came for an encounter, the stadium remained empty because the opinion was that Nigeria would bury Liberia with massive goals.
?When the time came,? he said, ?Liberia defeated Nigeria 2-1.? He said history can repeat itself if Liberians will provide the necessary support to the national cause.
Source : AFP