11-year-old footballer features for 4th division club in top African country's league

11-year-old footballer features for 4th division club in top African country's league

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A young boy was spotted running across the pitch with men far older than he is in the Liberian fourth division.

11-year-old Eric Marshall defied the odds as he featured for FC Gar'ou in their match against Mondee Lions.

Marshall's jersey was far beyond his size and his shirt was tucked-in in his shorts, which was rolled above slightly above his knees.

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His thin legs could not hold his socks up to protect his skin on his right leg and his boot size would be bought from a children's store.

Incredible as 11-year-old features in 4th division in top African country's league
Incredible as 11-year-old Eric Marshall features in 4th division in Liberian league. Photo by @wesleykla
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In several photos shared on Twitter, Marshall did not show any sign of being intimidated by the bigger body frame footballers as he ran confidently to have a feel of the game.

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In the next few years, the Liberian youngster would have matured in playing for an African or could be scouted by a club in Europe.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Malawian football star, Limbikani Mzava, has warmed hearts after gifting his mother a car on his return to the country after three years away.

Mzava has been away in South Africa for some time now where he is plying his trade with AmaZulu.

However, when national duty called, the versatile defender linked up with Malawi's national football team who he helped side secure a place in the AFCON finals in Cameroon in 2022.

The 27-year-old has not been in the country for three years and only made a return on Thursday, March 25.

Legit.ng also reported that Cote d'Ivoire's final AFCON 2022 qualifier against Ethiopia ended in confusion as the center-referee fell ill in the 80th minute of the game.

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The fourth official available was an Ivorian and the match had to be abandoned as all three points were awarded to the home team.

Wolves defender Willy Boly had put the Elephants ahead in the fifth minute as AC Milan's Franck Kessie made it 2-0 from a spot-kick in the 19th minute.

Getaneh Kebede pulled one back for Ethiopia in the 74thminute but restored the two-goal advantage two minutes later.

Source: Legit.ng

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