Lone Star in goalkeeping trouble
-Jebor also in doubt
By Boy Dolo
The National Team may play without dependable goalie Nathaniel Sherman after the experience stopper was rushed to hospital as a result of a cut he sustained over his left-eye on Wednesday.
The goalkeeper mistakenly got hurt after he reportedly hit a glass in the hotel lobby and sustain a deep cut over his left-eye and there are panics on the local scene that he may not feature in the match against Tunisia on Saturday.
The Nation’s “Pride and Joy” are camping at lowly rated Executive Lodge on the Roberts field High Way ahead of the crucial encounter expected to take place at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia, while their opponents have booked the nation’s best hotel, the RLJ Kendeja Hotel.
The man who could replace him between the bar, Sampson Giddings is also injure and Debbah will have to rely on Saydee Swen who have been out of international action for more than seven years.
At the same time, “ironman” William Jebor did not train on Wednesday after he sustained hamstring in Tuesday’s training.
The Spanish-based forward rammed with Alpha James during Tuesday’s warm up match with the local side and there are mounting fear that he too may not feature, but the team officials have said he will be fit before Saturday.
Meanwhile, James Salinsa Debbah squad to face Tunisia this Saturday is now complete except Omega Roberts who lately turn-down the invitation.
A full house of players invited for the Nation’s 2017 Africa Cup Nations qualifiers against Tunisia this weekend is already in the country.
Strongman Dirkir Glay was the last to arrive late from South Africa on Wednesday. The muscular defender reportedly travel to South Africa to complete a deal with ABSA Premier side Black Aces.
The likes Anthony Laffor of South African ABSA Premier League Club Mamelodi Sundowns, Malaysian Super outfit, Felda United, midfielder Zah Rahan Krangar, Francis Grandpa Doe also based in Malaysia, Herron Berrian based in Greece are all in town for the highly anticipated showpiece.
Big man Sekou Jabateh Oliseh who just penned a two-year deal in Qatar with Al Ghafara and William Jebor, Solomon Grimes are among the elite stars in town for the cracker.
Dependable defender Teah Dennis, plying his trade in the Jordanian Premier League, Gizzie Dorbor based in Israel, Sekou Konneh based in Holland, Sporo Somah of Ivory Coast, Raymond Fanciah, Murphy Oscar Dolley, Omega Roberts as well as Adolphus Marshall have also arrived.
It is a make or break AFCON duel for Liberia this Saturday against the Tunisia's Eagles of Corthage, hence former international goal getter James Salinsa Debbah, along with his scores of assistants, has pulled the needed asernal to do the job most anticipated by football frenzying fans here.
No uncertainty, the collection in Granpa Doe, Sam Johnson, Laffor, Jebor, Teah, among others will definitely not disappoint.
Debbah and his men are continuing the training at the ATS. Meanwhile the Tunisian are expected in Monrovia on Thursday and there are reports they are bringing on board 200 supporters.