Lone Star Cell & Robert Sirleaf Support Debbah?
Credible reports gathered by this paper say Liberiaís
leading phone company Lone Star Cell MTN and the son of
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Robert Sirleaf, have thrown
their weight behind the nationís most celebrated soccer star
James Salinsa Debbah in the pending Liberia Football
Association (LFA) elections for the presidency slated for
March, 2014 in Harper, Maryland County.
According to a well placed source, Lone Star Cell MTN wants
to topple current sponsor of all football activities in
Liberia, Cellcom GSM. The company is said to have pumped in
more than one million United States Dollars to sponsor the
national team of Liberia Lone Star as well as the LFA
As for Robert Sirleaf, our source hinted that the
Presidentís son has seen the football icon as the right
candidate to revamp Liberian football from the hands of
business tycoon Musa Bility who revealed he came to the fore
of Liberian football to commercialize the beautiful game.
If Ellenís son supports Debbah, the President will be in a
complete dilemma as to who to support in the LFA election.
Bility played an integral part to bring Madam Johnson-Sirleaf
to for fore as President of the Republic of Liberia in 2005
when she won her first term and he (Bility) continued in
2011 when the President was reelected.
Though Debbah did not support President Johnson-Sirleaf in
2005 for the first round in favor of his kinsman Cllr.
Charles Walker Brumskine, the countryís highest scorer
joined the campaign in 2011 bringing on board several of his
national team teammates to support President Johnson-Sirleaf.
Debbah and Robert Sirleaf are already working together with
reports that the former goal customer has been hired to help
train Barracks Young Controller (BYC II) for the upcoming
Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Cup.
There are reports also that Debbah is in talks with African
football legend and Peace Ambassador George Weah for the
former World Footballer of the Year to throw his support
behind him for the LFA presidency.
All efforts to contact Lone Star Cell MTN and the son of
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Robert Sirleaf failed up to