Liberia national team coach, Ansu Keita, believes that his side will have an advantage when they take on Bafana Bafana in the crucial Africa Nations Cup qualifiers in Monrovia.
Liberia came from 2-0 down to salvage a draw against Bafana Bafana at Orlando Stadium. Lyle Foster scored two first goals for the home side before Tonia Tisdell and Mohammed Sangare made it 2-2.
“It was a pleasure being in South Africa, we had a tough game,” said Ansu Keita at post-match press conference. “South Africa has a very good side and they play good football. But the football game is just about 90 minutes, yesterday I said it. We had to compete and we competed well.
Now we have an advantage at home, trust me.”
“My celebration yesterday has too many meanings. This is my first international game as the head coach of Liberia. We played against a good team like South Africa. Our plan was to get a draw, we knew that it would be tough.
“I’m a Muslim, I was fasting today because it’s Ramadan. I asked God to give me a draw and when I got the draw celebrated, I said to God thank you. I also believe me in my players, I was celebrating for my for my players. I wanted them to do the job that they did, I was also because back home there are lots of critics.”
Liberia will host Bafana Bafana in Monrovia on Tuesday, 28 March and kick off time is 18h00.
“Before 08h00AM in the morning, the stadiums will be packed already, the Liberians will be there to support their team, trust me,” added Keita.