Sunday, March 24, 2013

Liberia 2 - Uganda 0

Liberia came home to Paynesville to take on Uganda with both teams looking for a maiden victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  Uganda were strong early, with Emmanuel Okwi drawing a dangerous free kick five minutes in when he was brought down just outside the penalty area by Liberia goalkeeper Nathaniel Sherman, who remained in the match after seeing a yellow card.  An Anthony Laffor chip two minutes later would have put Liberia on top but for a clearance off the line by Denis Iguma (pictured, yellow #6).  A half hour later, Liberia were on the board through a strike from Patrick Wleh.  Liberia led 1-0 at the break.

Five minutes into the second period, Laffor hit a shot goalbound, and this time the Cranes did not have Iguma on the line to save them.  Boban Zirintusa came on for the Cranes as a substitute and hit the frame of the goal with a solid effort, but no goal came of the situation.  Liberia rode the 2-0 lead to the finish line and claim their first win in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Senegal 5 pts +2
Liberia 4 pts 0
Angola 3 pts 0
Uganda 2 pts -2

Patrick Wleh 36
Anthony Laffor 50

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