Mending the Gap: Muscat go wide in transfermarket
By Boy Dolo
After the exodus of key starrs for greener pasture in the topflight, Muscat FC are in search of new players to replace their defensive and midfield gape.
Prime in their hunt would be finding a replacement for departed midfielder Arku Morris.The ball-passer recently signed for former Liberia Football Association (LFA) First Division Champions Barrack Young Controller (BYC) and his Club is desperate to get a substitute before the commencement of the National Third Division League.
BYC also sealed a deal with Muscat for left-back James Kpoto who was inspirational for Grand Bassa County in the just ended County Meet where the Coastal boys triumphed over Montserrado County in the grand final.
Morris, who led Bong County to the semifinal of the 2015-2016 National County Sports Meet, is one of the best young attacking midfielders in the country.
He has been the engine of the MUSCAT squad, but the Duport Road-based Club could not hold on the player any longer as top clubs kept knocking at their door for his signature.
Muscat also lost 16-year-old right-back Jeremey Saygbe who joined Football Club Fassell recently for a fee of around LR$ 70,000.
Negotiations are also said to be continuing between Muscat and LFA First Division Champions Nimba United for defender Darlington Sumo. Sumo is currently on camp with United, but both clubs have not concluded a deal.
Muscat founder Theophilus Collins told Insight Sports in a chat over the weekend that the Club is in negotiation with striker Daniel Tuazama to beef off their attack.
Tuazama was in tough form for Montserrado County in the County Meet and Muscat is keen to sign the forceful striker.
Muscat failed to qualify for the LFA second division league last season after coming close to doing so and are eager to regain their status on the local scene.
Recently Muscat head coach Obediah Gbeh said the team learned lessons from last season and will be tackling future assignments with more determination.
Muscat FC was relegated from the second division in 2013 for featuring a suspended player in a match against Gadnersville FC. The team missed qualifying to the LFA Second Division after losing 1-0 New Hope FC of Margibi County.