Monrovia – The Lone Star acquired what seems to be the hardest pairings on the 2023 African Cup of Nations draw on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
Liberia was drawn alongside Morocco, Zimbabwe, and South Africa within the 2023 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers for the event happening within the Ivory Coast in Could and June subsequent yr.
On paper, the penultimate qualifiers for Ivory Coast 2023 must be a troublesome zone for Liberia however given the strides in any other case, minnows have made within the beautify video games, it might end up a tough one for Morocco and South Africa.
South Africa was seeded in pot 2 in the course of the draw carried out in Johannesburg on Tuesday night by Bafana legend Lucas Radebe and former Ivory Coast and Chelsea ahead Salomon Kalou.
Peter Butler’s males had been pooled in Group Ok with the event beginning on 30 Could.
The Lone Star has failed to succeed in the Afcon since 2002. and might be hoping to qualify the most important competitors in Africa.
Liberia first look on the Nations cup got here in 1996 when South Africa hosted the event and made their second displaying in Mali 2002.
South Africa who didn’t qualify for the 2022 Afcon in Cameroon, gained by Senegal, lately confronted Zimbabwe in the course of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, which Bafana Bafana gained 1-0 at dwelling and drew 0-0 away.
Zimbabwe, nonetheless, have lately been suspended by FIFA however nonetheless fashioned a part of the draw.
Morocco’s solely Afcon title got here in 1976 and their greatest end since was second in 2004.
Liberians are hoping their nationwide crew will make it to the finals of the event that may happen subsequent door Ivory Coast.
The highest two finishers within the group qualify for the 24-team event.
Under is Liberia’s head-to-head data vs their opponents for the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.
Liberia and Morocco have met thrice. Liberia misplaced two and gained one. Liberia scored three objectives and conceded 9.
1981- Morocco 3-1 Liberia
1981 – Liberia 0-5 Morocco
1987 – Liberia 2-1 Morocco
Liberia and Zimbabwe have met 4 instances. Liberia gained one, misplaced two and drew one. Liberia scored two and conceded seven.
2010 – Liberia 1-1 Zimbabwe
2011 – Zimbabwe 3-0 Liberia
2017 – Zimbabwe 3-0 Liberia
2019 – Liberia 1-0 Zimbabwe
Liberia and South Africa have met twice. Liberia misplaced one and drew one. Liberia scored two and conceded three.
2000- South Africa 2-1 Liberia
2001- Liberia 1-1 South Africa Africa
Under is the complete draw.
Group A: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome e Principe or Mauritius
Group B: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Togo, Eswatini
Group C: Cameroon, Kenya, Namibia, Burundi
Group D: Egypt, Guinea, Malawi, Ethiopia
Group E: Ghana, Madagascar, Angola, Central African Republic
Group F: Algeria, Uganda, Niger, Tanzania
Group G: Mali, Congo Brazzaville, Gambia, South Sudan
Group H: Ivory Coast (hosts), Zambia, Comoros, Lesotho
Group I: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Mauritania, Sudan
Group J: Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Botswana
Group Ok: Morocco, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia
Group L: Senegal (holders), Benin, Mozambique, Rwanda