Local Lone Star Leaves For Dakar Today For WAFU
-BYC Dominates List
By Roland Mulbah
A local based senior national team of Liberia headed by former senior national team Captain, Joe Armstrong Nagbe and assisted by another former international; Janjay Jacobs is expected to leave the country Monday, November 2, 2015 for Dakar, Senegal to participate in the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Nations Cup.
According to reports gathered, the tournament begins tomorrow, November 3, 2015 and will end November 8, 2015.
The local based Lone Star trained for a short period to participate in the tournament with nine countries.
WAFU was founded in 1975 with all the current members, but in 2011 the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to split it into two zones, citing "the organizational issues that face WAFU."
Liberia is placed in Zone A which includes nine members, while Musa Bility, Liberia Football Association (LFA) President is serving as Vice President of the Zone.
Both the senior and youthful national team coaches have selected 18 local based players which the tournament is meant for in an attempt to return with medals like in 2011 when the red, white and blue outfit, under the tutelage of former Lone Star versatile defender, Thomas Jokore returned home with a bronze medal.
According to reports, some players making the trip include Tommy Songo, Christopher Jackson and Trokon Zeon all of LISCR FC; Simpson Giddings of FC Fassell, Hilton Varney, Alpha James, Van Dave Harmon,Junior Barshell, Mark Paye, Prince Jetor and Alvin Maccornell all of Barrack Young Controller (BYC).
Others include Sporo Sormah who is currently unattached after reports gathered have it that his contract with Sewe Sports of Ivory Coast was terminated, Murphy ‘Oscar’ Dolley and Raymond Fransciah of Monrovia Club Breweries, Titus Cooper and Barbu Kollie of LFA topflight champions Nimba United, Sholee ‘Deco’ Quiah of Invincible Eleven (IE) and Richard Lloyd of Watanga FC.
The talking point is the huge selection of players from BYC, while other talented players from other clubs were not given the chance to showcase their talents.
BYC that finished third in Group A in the just ended Liberia Football Association (LFA) national league has up to seven players on the local Lone Star squad for the week long tournament in Dakar, Senegal.
Below is the two zones of WAFU