MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia clinched a 3-2 victory over Rwanda in Sunday's African Nations Cup Group Five qualifier despite a rash of missed chances and a spirited late fightback by the visitors.
Francis Doe scored after 24 minutes to put the home side ahead and Oliver Makor made it 2-0 after 68 minutes, only for Rwanda's Olivier Karekezi to strike back two minutes later.
Dio William stretched the home lead to 3-1, scoring off a pass from midfielder Kelvin Swegbe in the 76th minute.
Rwanda were again quick on the counter-attack, Abedi Mulenda narrowing the deficit to 3-2 two minutes later, but they were unable to equalise before the final whistle.
However, a spate of wasted chances for Liberia after the break bred frustration on and off the pitch and the home crowd jeered members of their own team.
"We need to do more the next time. We have to train. We should have scored over five goals on them, but our players missed goals," Liberian Sports Minister Jamesetta Howard-Wolokollie told Reuters after the game.