By lfaadmin -Mar 02,2023



12 of Liberia’s 16 players invited for the dual World Cup Qualifiers with Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR) have left Cameroon for their various bases in Europe and Asia following their hard-fought 1-0 win over CAR in Japoma on Monday night and the painful 2-0 lost to three-time African Champions, Nigeria on Friday, 3 September.

Lone Star lost 2-0 to Super eagles in Lagos following Kelechi Iheanacho’s first half brace, but made amends three days later by laboring to a 1-0 win over the Wild Beasts in Douala.

Gallingly on the night when the result could have swayed either way, Kpah Sherman stepped up to the big occasion and volleyed home from seven yards after being released by architect Van-Dave Harmon with four minutes left for play inside Japoma Main Stadium.

The result was a relief for Brit Peter Butler following a 2-0 defeat three days earlier to eventual group leaders Nigeria as the Lone Star stayed in second three points shy of the Super Eagles in Group C.

12 of the players that did the job over those two duels have or nearly reached back on base to prepare for domestic football this weekend.

Skipper Allen Njie who played no part in the one nil victory over CAR because of suspension joined pacey winger Terrence Tisdell, creative David Tweh, workhorse Abu Kamara, and the excellent Marcus Macauley (captain of the night) after the game and have all jetted back on base.

The second badge of players left Wednesday, 7 September and they included omnipresent Oscar Dorley, architect Van-Dave Harmon, workaholic Brem Soumaoro, striker Ayouba Kosiah, and Swedish-based Justin Salmon.

Substitute Peter Wilson who changed the second half stanza with his pace and wriggling runs left last night, and the man who handed Lone Star with a lifeline in Group C, Kpah Sherman took off for Malaysia early this morning.

Three other overseas players leave later today which include: defensive rock Jeremy Singbeh, goalkeeper Ashley Williams (many Man of the Match), and the steel in that Lone Star defense against CAR, Prince Balde.

Following those departures later today, the Liberia contingent will be left with 19 personnel excluding runaway Mohammed Kamara who many believed should be in Turkey after he ‘’absconded’’ the camp hours to the Nigeria-Liberia clash in Teslim Balogun.

All the 7 local players inclusive of: Tommy Songo’s, Morlik Keita, Teah Dennis, Alvin Maccornnel, Sampson tweh, David Paye and Carlos Williams are returning with the other members of the delegation on Thursday, 9 September.

The other members of the delegation include: the inspirational Head of Delegation, EC Jodie Seton, Minister Andy Quamie, Administrative manager Sebastian Collins, Kit Manager Tommy Johnson, Head Coach Peter Butler, Assistant Christopher Wreh, Goalkeeper Coach Sunday Sieh, and Trainer George Gebro.

The other members are LFA Deputy Communication Manger Gologo Ben Garkpah, Spoon’s Radio/TV James Flomo, Physiotherapist Patrick Konuwa and Kitman Sunnyboy Mason who will all arrive in Monrovia on Thursday, 9 September on Air Cote d’Ivoire via Abidjan.


Mar 02,2023