Hailing The Lone Star
By Roland Mulbah
The senior national team of Liberia, Lone Star on September 5, 2015 thrashed the Carthage Eagle of Tunisia 1-0 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia in the second match of the Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The dreadlocked goal machine, Francis ‘Grandpa’ Forkey Doe, who was a constant threat to the opponents, rattled the net in the 79th minute to give Liberia the crucial win and put the red, white and blue outfit in contention for the Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The young national team that played with spirit,commitment and sheer determination must be hailed as the team brought joy to Liberians and the country’s partners in progress.
Liberia’s zone which includes Tunisia, Togo and Djibouti for Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is now open where Togo has six points and Tunisia and Liberia with three points each, while Djibouti is the point donor in the zone with no points.
The players, technical and support staff must be hailed for bringing joy to Liberians by beating Tunisia which is a top rated football nation in Africa.
I also urge Coach James Salinsa Debbah to maintain the current squad and scout for few talents to make the team a formidable one that can compete for silver wear as far as football is concerned.
I also hail the players for the crucial win against Tunisia as it will lift Liberia’s ranking on the FIFA monthly ranking because Tunisia is a top rated country in football.
The victory should be dedicated to goalkeeper Nathaniel Sherman, who was involved in an accident and therefore, missed Tunisia’s game.
I also hail Cellcom GSM, for providing sponsorship for the national team of Liberia and leading the way in Liberian Football. The company’s sponsorship is a laudable venture.
Also, I commend the public for its support to the team despite the heavy down pour of rain who turned out in mass and cheered the team to a crucial 1-0 win against a power house in African football, Tunisia.
Again, we say Bravo, bravo, bravo to the national team for beating Tunisia.