Debbah Names Lone Star Squad To Face Guinea Bissau
By Kolubah Zayzay
Liberia National Football team head coach James Debbah has released the names of 26 players he says are been invited for the Lone Star’s home match against Guinea Bissau next Thursday.
The Lone Star will play host to the Guinea Bissau National team in seven days time from today at the ATS in the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminaries.
At a news Conference Thursday, Coach Debbah said there was no room on the team for club-less Sekou Jabateh, while Patrick Wleh is been handed a recall to the National team for the first time under the Debbah-led technical team.
Coach Debbah however said Patrick Wleh’s chances of playing in next Thursday’s fixture was 50-50 because the towering striker was nursing injury he picked up recently in the Malaysian league.
The list includes 26 players, with nine local players invited to the team’s training.
Also recalled to the team, is FC Fassell’s Shot stopper Sampson Giddings who is returning to the team after recovering from hand injury, while first choice keeper Nathaniel Sherman remains on the sideline owning to eye injury.
Another player who has been exiled by past technical staffs, Dioh Williams is been recalled to the Lone Star by Coach Debbah.
Debbah speaking to reporters said, “I’m the coach and I select players on what I think is expedient”.
The local players have started training already, while the oversea players are been awaited.
The 26 names, will be reduced to 18 next for the game against Guinea Bissau.
Well, ahead of that match, the GSM Company, Cellcom has reiterated its commitment in supporting the Liberian National Football team and the Local Football Association.
Cellcom has been supporting football in Liberia for several years now, and the company says it will step up that support to both the National team and the LFA.
Addressing the media Thursday, Kemmie Weeks, the company’s corporate communication officer said Cellcom was excited in landing supporting to the Country’s National Football team and the LFA.
FULL Listing of Liberian Players Invited To Face Guinea Bissau Next Thursday
1. Tommy Songo
2. Saylee Swen
3. Sampson Giddings
4. Solomon Grimes
5. Gizzie Dorbor
6. Teah Dennis
7. Dirkir Glay
8. Trokon Zeon
9. Alpha James
10. Raymond Fanciah
11. Hilton Varney
12. Marcus Macaulley
13. Abel Gebor
14. Patrick Gerhardt
15. Zah Krangar
16. Dioh Williams
17. Junior Barshell
18. Oscar Dorley
19. Sam Johnson
20. Sekou Conneh
21. Adolphus Marshell
22. Sporo Somah
23. Francis Fokey Doe
24. William Jebor
25. Patrick Wleh
26. Anthony Laffor