The Lone Star of Liberia were held to a 1-1 draw in their backyard against the Warriors of Zimbabwe on Sunday in their 2012 Nations Cup qualifiers.
Coach Bertalan Bicskei’s side suffered a shock from the visitors when inspirational Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona hit the back of the net in the 30th minute. He capitalized on a blunder from a rather floppy Liberian defence, thus striking beautifully into the lower right hand corner of the goal.
Although the Warriors’ defence was tight under the command of captain Method Mwamijar, the attacking men of the Lone Star in the likes of Sekou Jabateh Oliseh of CSKA Moscow and captain Anthony Snothi Laffor were always on their throats.
The southern Africans would have left with all the three points but thanks to an in-form veteran Liberian goalkeeper Sunday Sieh who made brilliant saves in the dying minutes.
The entire Samuel Kayon Doe Sports Complex went wide with cheers when Oliseh bravely challenged the Zimbabwean goal keeper thus heading in the equalizer for Liberia from a Solomom Grimes cross.
The visitors however protested for an illegal challenge on their goal tender but veteran African referee Kofi Kodja awarded a vital goal for the west Africans.
“The result was better for us and I think the guys showed some commitments and the building process is working for the team,” skipper Laffor told Goal.com after the game.