The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has denied Liberia’s request to re-schedule the country last match against the Eagles of Mali in the on going 2012 African Nations Cup Qualifier which is slated for Saturday, September 8, 2011 at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

 

CAF in a release to the Liberia Football Association said the schedule of the match involving the Lone Star of Liberia and the Eagles of Mali will not be changed from Saturday to Friday, because Liberia is not the only country that will be in action on that day and changing the match day mains 20 other countries qualifying matches will have to be changed, something which they say will involve match fixing.

 

Liberia currently sits at the bottom of group A, which consists of Mali, Cape Verde and Zimbabwe with four points from five matches played so far, while Mali currently leads the group with nine points, follow by Zimbabwe with 8 points and Cape Verde with 7 points.

 

According to the General Secretary of the LFA, Idrissa Kaba, the LFA took the decision to change the match day from Saturday to Friday in order to give Political Parties the chance to carry on their Campaign activities across the country for the October 11 polls.

 

CAF has collected four Tunisian Referees for Liberia clash with the Eagles of Mali, while the match commissioner will come from Sierra Leone and a top official of CAF is expected in the country to serve as an observer during the match.