Liberia Amputee football national team have arrived in Angola for the 5th edition of the African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football.
The Lone Star Amputees are in Angola as defending champions and record title holders to defend their title, having won the last three editions of the competition.
According to journalist Sylvester Tamba, who traveled with the 18-man delegation headed by Assistant Minister for Sports James Toe, the team arrived early Wednesday, October 2, via the Luanda Airport. Journalist Tamba disclosed that the team eventually held their first training session this afternoon ahead of their first match on Friday.
The team will kick off their title defense on Friday, October 4, against Nigeria at the Nac Benguela Stadium.
Six teams, including Liberia, hots and world champions Angola, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania will participate in this year’s Amputee AFCON championship from October 4-11.
Amputee football is a disabled sport played with seven players on each team (six outfield players and one goalkeeper). Outfield players have lower extremity amputations, and goalkeepers have an upper extremity amputation.
Match Say 1, October 4 (Nacional Benguela Stadium)
Sierra Leone vs Tanzania (9:00 am)
Liberia vs Nigeria (11:00 am)
Angola vs Cameroon (4:00 pm)
Match Day 2: October 5 (Ombaka Stadium)
Liberia vs Tanzania (9:00 am)
Nigeria vs Cameroon(11:00 am)
Angola vs Sierra Leone (4:00 pm)
Match Day 3: October 6 (Nacional. Benguela Stadium)
Sierra Leone vs Cameroon (9:00 am)
Tanzania vs Nigeria(11:00 am)
Angola vs Liberia (4:00 pm)
Match Day 4: October 7 (Nacional Benguela Stadium)
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone (9:00 am)
Cameroon vs Liberia (11:00 am)
Tanzania vs Angola (4:00 pm)
Match Day 5: October 8 (Nacional Benguela Stadium)
Sierra Leone vs Liberia (9:00 am)
Cameroon vs Tanzania (11:00 am)
Nigeria vs Angola (4:00 pm)