Gerhardt out of Debbah’s 25-man squad
By Boy Dolo
The defence workaholic has been excluded from Debbah’s squad for the crucial back to back 2017 Africa Cup of Nations clash away to Djibouti later this month.
Lone Star head Coach James Debbah left defender Patrick Gerhardt out of his 25 man list of players for the match against Djibouti on the 24th of March 2016 at the de du Ville in Djibouti City.
Gerhardt has been a regular under Debbah where he performed excellently in his misplaced position in the four matches played. The centre back was forced in the defensive midfield position against Tunisia and his sparkling assist ensured Liberia got all three points.
He was also outstanding against Guinea-Bissau in the two legs 2018 World Cup preliminary. He was substituted in the second half of the 1-0 lost against Ivory Coast in Monrovia and did not play a part in the 3-0 thrashing in the second leg away from home.
Gerhardt made his National Team debut in a 4-2 defeat to Cape Verde Islands in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on March 26, 2011 in Praia.
He was fielded by than Lone Star Coach Kaetu Smith in the 1-3 defeat to Senegal in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on June 2, 2012 in Dakar but he missed the scoreless draws with Angola (2014 World Cup qualifier)on June 10, 2012 and Namibia (2013 Afcon qualifier) on June 16, 2012 respectively following a thigh injury he picked-up in Dakar.
Gerhardt turned down a request to play in the return leg with Nigeria in which Liberia lost 1-6 on October 13, 2012 in Calabar, having been ignored for the 2-2 draw in Monrovia on September 8, 2012 during the 2013 Afcon qualifiers.
He missed the 2-0 win over Uganda in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on March 24, 2013 in Monrovia due to food poisoning but was an unused substitute for the reverse fixture in Kampala on June 8, 2013.
Born in Bern, Switzerland, the 31-year-old currently plays for Malaysia Super League side Sarawak FA. He is known for his strength, technical skill, heading ability and industrious work rate.Below is the full listing :
Se the full listing below:
1. Tommy Songo (LISCR, Liberia)
2. Samson Giddings (FC Fassell, Liberia)
3. James Gally (Watanga FC, Liberia)
4. Solomon Grimes (Nea Salamis Famagusta, Cyprus)
5. Trokon Zeon (LPRC Oilers, Liberia)
6. Gizzie Dorbor (Hapoel Afula, Israel)
7. Hilton Varney (Barrack Young Controllers, Liberia)
8. Teah Dennis (Al-Ahli, Jordan)
9. Dirkir Glay (Persiba Balikpapan, Indonesia)
10. Omega Roberts (FK Donji Srem Pecinci, Serbia)
11. Alvin Macconough (Barrack Young Controllers, Liberia)
12. Alsény Keita (Jeanne d’Arc de Drancy, France)
13. Dulee Johnson (Molde FK, Norway)
14. Anthony Laffor (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa)
15. Theo Weeks (Ermis Aradippou, Cyprus)
16. Dioh Williams (Gefle IF, Sweden)
17. Zah Kranga (FELDA United, Malaysia)
18. Tonia Tisdell (Karsiyaka / Karabükspor, Turkey)
19. Kpah Sherman (Santos FC Cape Town, South Africa)
20. Melvin George (Hantharwady United FC, Myanmar)
21. Marcus Macauley (Al Ahli, Jordan)
22. William Jebor (SD Ponferradina, Spain)
23. Sam Johnson (Djurgårdens, Sweden)
24. Patrick Wleh (Selangor FA, Malaysia)
25. Sekou Conneh (Bethlehem Steel FC, USA)