Fast and furious football master Mario Marinica now Liberia national football team head coach

By Chisomo Phiri

The former Flames head coach Mario Marinica has signed a two-year contract with Liberia national football team as a head coach.

Marinica who uses fast and furious football method in his coaching was unveiled yesterday by the Liberian Football Association with a target to qualify for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.

“It is true, I have been appointed as Lone Stars coach,” Marinica confirmed of his appointment.

Mario Marinica now Liberia Coach

The 59-year-old Romanian-British-born coach holds a UEFA Pro Licence and has coached at the top level with Romanian clubs, including the prestigious Rapid Bucuresti.

He also had stints with Arsenal youth academy and Crystal Palace in England.

In Africa, Marinica has worked with Azam F.C. in Tanzania and Black Leopards in South Africa.

Malawi and Liberia are in the same qualifying group of the 2026 FIFA World Cup alongside  Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Namibia and São Tomé and Príncipe.