"SHERMAN OUT, JEBOR FIT, LONESTAR WILL WIN WITH MORE GOALS" SAYS DEBBAH
By Varflay Kamara, Gbarnga Bong County
Lonestar head James Debbah has confirmed Liberia number one goalkeeper Nathaniel Sherman is injured and will not play against Tunisia on Saturday September 5 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
Liberia continues her qualifying campaign to reach the finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Guinea Bissau after they lost to Togo 2-1 in Lome in June.
But in an interview with Radio Gbarnga Sports by a way of phone Friday morning, coach Debbah said the Liberian shot stopper who bombed into a class door while on the phone and had a cut on his eye on camp will not feature on Saturday.
He also declared Lonestar striker William Jebor's injury as minor and said the striker is fit and is in the line-up for Saturday match against the North Africans.
Coach Debbah said all players called up for the match are fit except goalkeeper Nathaniel Sherman.
When asked how much does he know about the Tunisians style of play, the Lonestar boss said he knows little about them but disclosed that highlights witnessed on YouTube have cautioned him how to approach his game with Tunisia on Saturday.
Debbah said he is engaging the game with the philosophy and mindset of clinching all three points against a side he classified as a "very very competitive team".
He said for the past five days in training, they have had a lot of positives in the Lonestar defense.
The Lonestar defense has been poor and sluggish thus creating some of the dangers the team.
The Lonestar boss in an interview with the Bong County Radio Station voiced hope to Liberians that the Lonestar will win with more goals.