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Sunday, 11 June 2017 11:05

Debbah Names the 11 to Face Zimbabwe

 

The Head Coach of the National team has released the list of players to feature in Sunday’s Group G Afcon qualifier against Zimbabwe this afternoon in Harare.

Malaysia based Zah Krangar has been named as stand in captain to lead the Lone star this afternoon.

The rest of the starting 11 are Boison Wynney DE Souza (CD Llosetense),Prince Kennedy(BYC), Hilton Varney(BYC), Dirkir Glay (Persiba Balikpanpan) Teah Dennis(Al Ahli), Saah Nyumah(LISCR FC) and Marcus Macauley(Al Ahli).

The others are Sylvanus Nimely ( FC Spartak Moscow), Prince Saydee(BYC) and Mark Paye(BYC).

Those on the substitution list are Tommy Songo(LISCR FC),Carlos Williams(Watanga) Murphy Oscar Dorley (Trakai FC),Christopher Jackson(LISCR FC), Nuwo Johnson and John Jaysay.

Meanwhile, China based Sam Johnson is yet to arrive on the camp of the Lone Star as this list is being released.

Published in Lonestar News
Friday, 09 June 2017 11:03

Zimbabwe eyeing Liberia scalp

Zimbabwe will hope to capitalise on their home ground advantage when they host Liberia for their opening Group G, 2019 Caf Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday afternoon at National Sports Stadium in Harare.

Kick-off is at 3pm.

Caretaker coach Norman Mapeza is aware that he has a huge task in front of him and will hope to start their campaign with a win.

Replacing the sacked coach in Kalisto Pasuwa means the former Warriors international has to improve on their country's hopes when it comes to continental tournaments.

Despite leading the team to the Afcon tournament in Gabon for the first time since 2006, the Zimbabwean Football Association parted ways with Pasuwa.

Mapeza has led the team once as they drew 0-0 against Zambia's Chipolopolo in March, and he will now hope to get his first win in charge of the side.

However, the coach will need to find ways to unlock the Liberian defence as they will be without their key striker in Mamelodi Sundowns' Khama Billiat, who has been ruled out of the tie with an ankle injury.

On the other hand, the presence of Belgium-based striker Knowledge Musona could cause all kinds of trouble for the visitors.

"Liberia will be coming here to fight. So we are trying to take each game as it comes," Musona said ahead of the match.

"Consequently, we are looking at this match and then afterwards we will see how it goes when we resume next year.

“I am sure like what we did last time, when we started at home, we will also end the campaign well and there is need to work hard."

Shifting focus to the Lone Stars, Liberia will come with a crippled squad as they will miss their skipper in Billiat's club teammate at Sundowns, Anthony Laffor.

Coach James Debbah has a task to motivate his men and ensure they remain disciplined at the back to ensure they claim at least a point.

The Liberians are fresh from a 1-0 win over Sierra Leone in an international friendly on June 5 and will land in Harare in high spirits.

Liberia previously reached the tournament on two occasions, in 1996 and 2001, but failed to progress beyond the group stages on both attempts.

In their next match, the Liberians will welcome the Democratic Republic of Congo in March next year, and they will hope to win in Harare to boost their morale.

Although the two nations have met twice in the qualifiers, the first encounter produced a draw and the second one was a victory for the Zimbabweans.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017: Five professional players invited for the National Team match against the Warriors of Zimbabwe have arrived in Harare along with the local based players.

The professionals touched down on Thursday, June 8; the same day the delegation from Liberia landed in the Zimbabwean capital.

Those that have arrived to beef up the strong local based contingent are Boison Wynney DE Souza of CD Llosetense (Spain), Murphy Oscar Dorley of Trakai FC, Zah Rahan Krangar of Felda United (Malaysia), Dirkir Glay of Persiba Balikpanpan(Indonesia) and Sylvanus Nimely of FC Spartak Moscow (Russia)

The national team, the Lone star delegation in Zimbabwe is headed by Reginald Kpan Nagbe who is also President of FC Fassell and includes head coach James Salinsa Debbah, Deputy Coach Thomas Kojo, Sebastain Collins Administrative Manager, Janjay Jacobs Trainer and Horatio Bobby Willie Communications Consultant.

Meanwhile, Teah and Dennis and Marcus McCualey both players of Al Ahli of Jordan will arrive in Zimbabwe on Friday, June 9.

A full listing of the delegation is below:

1

NAGBE REGINALD KPAN

Head of Delegation

2

MCGILL J. BRYANT

Youth & Sports Rep

3

WILLIE HORATIO BOBBY

Press officer

4

DEBBAH JAMES SALINSA

Head Coach

5

KOJO THOMAS SEBWE

Deputy Coach

6

COLLINS SEBASTIAN KLUNTURN

Adm. Manager

7

KONUWA PATRICK K

Physiotherapist

8

JOHNSON TOMMY

Kitman

9

HART EZEKIEL YOKIES

Kit man

10

 WYNNEY DE SOUZA BOISON

 

11

SONGO'S TOMMY GBAYEH

Player

12

HILTON VARNEY ESCALANTA

Player

13

PAYE MARK

Player

14

JOHNSON SAM GARYAHZON

Player

15

WILLIAMS DIOH CLARENCE

Player

16

GLAY DIRKIR

Player

17

 MURPHY DORLEY

Player

18

JACKSON CHRISTOPHER

Player

19

DENNIS TEAH

Player

20

WILLIAMS CARLOS KOFA

Player

21

NYUMAH SAAH B

Player

22

MACCORNEL ALVIN

Player

23

MACAULEY MARCUS PAPEE

Player

24

KENNEDY PRINCE

Player

25

KRANGAR ZAH RAHAN

Player

26

JOHNSON NUWO ALEXANDER

Player

27

SAYDEE PRINCE

Player

28

NIMELY SYLVANUS C

Player

29

JACOB JANJAY

TRAINER

30

JAYSAY JOHN CHEA

Player

31

ZAYZAY KOLUBAH

Journalist

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By Boy Dolo


Barrack Young Controller (BYC) right-back Prince Kennedy has since established himself as a future star from his youth team days as he has climbed the career ladder receiving a senior national invitation recently.


The dependable all-rounder may have been selected mainly due to his versatility, impact on games, goalscoring and, above all else, impeccable reliability.
The lad is if not the only fullback in the local league that can operate as wingbacks. He has the ability to play in advanced positions and thus assist as well as shown by his BCY’s assist stats over the years.


He works really hard as a right sided defender. He gets the crosses in as well as falling back when the opponents attack.


Like former Bayern Captain Philipp Lahm, Manchester United’s Blind, Kennedy has the pedigree to also fill in as a left full-back as well as a center back and a defensive midfielder.
The lad proved his strength in Monday’s win over Sierra Leone in an international friendly, making some incredible crosses and at the same time taking most of the set pieces for the young Debbah’s team.

With Solomon Grimes who have filled the right-back post for the Nation in the last ten years lingering in the country without a club and Spanish-born USA-based Joel Johnson reportedly not making the trip to Zimbabwe, the BYC’s man will certainly fill the spot like he did against Sierra Leone.
The lad can go on to cement his place in the team.

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The Lone Stars are just nine places away from accumulating another humiliating record in the monthly FIFA Coca cola Rankings.

Liberia has dropped 10 places in the latest FIFA Rankings for the month of June.

The red, white and blue outfit is now ranked 151 in the world just nine spot from reaching another worst score in the monthly examination by FIFA of its members’ countries.

They are tied with Tahiti on 174 points and two places ahead of PAPUA NEW GUINEA who earned 169 points also in June.
The Lone Star also dropped to 46 spot on the African continent.

The Lone Star worst ranking in history is 160 which was accumulated in 2010 when Musa Bility was elected for the first term as President of the Liberian FA. 

Liberia highest climb ever in the rankings was high as 73rd spot, in 2001, when the squad was still bolstered by the presence of former world player of the year George Weah.

In the months of April and May Liberia was ranked 141 and also finished February and March at 102 spots respectively.
Liberia just played her first match since 2016 on Monday. Thanks to a 1-0 win over Sierra Leone in an international friendly. 

The Super Eagles OF Nigeria retained the fourth spot on the Continent behind Egypt, Senegal and Cameroon who occupy the first, second and third spots respectively.

Congo DR, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria complete the top ten ranking in Africa.

 
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By Boy Dolo


Liberia 1-0 win over Sierra Leone in an international friendly on Monday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, in Monrovia is the topic of discussion on social media in Zimbabwe.

Christopher Jackson of LISCR FC scored the lone goal in the 79th minute to settle the tie.

Both the Leone Stars and the Lone Stars used the match to gauge themselves before the upcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying matches.

Sierra Leone will host Kenya’s Harambee Stars at the Siaka Stevens Stadium; Freetown on Saturday 10th June in group F of the qualifiers, While Liberia will travel to Harare, Zimbabwe to face the Warriors in a group G tie day later.

The story which was carried on a popular Zimbabwean social media site, Soccer24 Zimbabwe received different views.

Chris Tshabs- Come Sunday onwards i will only be supporting Bosso and any other team that plays e warriors starting with Liberia

Silence Nyamhunga Sierra Leone same as Lesotho so what the news here admin we are going to win this match come Sunday just relax 


Method Mhazi Sibanda- We are not going to qualify this time around with this weak selected squad

Sipho Nyoni- guyz stop lying Sierra Leone is not an easy country. Cote di vore Drc are struggling to beat Sierra Leone and doing good preparation while Zimbabwe are biz banning our own players no friendly matches football need preparation and good combination of players

Tommy Ncube- And Zimbabwe is still waiting for the injured Khama to prepare for our game
Tichaona Samanyara There's no real football in sierra Leone


Sbusiso Siwela What is Sierra Leone when its soccer time

Bothwell Mduduzi Ndlovu- We don't care about whom they beat. We will beat them 3-0


Sipho Nyoni- this team is a Minnows just like Swaziland and Malawi only Liberia is beta in our group may be we will beat at home and draw away.

 
 
 
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By Anthony Kokoi

A 79th minute header from LISCR FC striker Christopher Jackson yesterday gave the home based-dominated Lone Star a narrow 1-0 win over the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in an international friendly at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

Jackson was introduced in the second 45, replacing striker Mark Paye after a goalless first half, and managed to use his height to send FC Fassel forward Terrance Tisdell’s left foot cross from about 10 yards.

Both teams made few attempts in the first half with striker Paye getting the Lone Star’s only shot on target through a header, while Sierra Leone managed to test goalkeeper Tommy Songo through a single attempt.

With several calls from some Liberians for young players to be given the opportunity to showcase their talents on the national team, Coach James Debbah’s 22 selected players for the match were dominated by home based players, making up 19 of the 22 players.

The 19 local players included Tommy Songo, Richard Llyod, Saah Nyumah, Fallah Sheriff and goal scorer Jackson all of LISCR FC; Nuwo Johnson, Alvin Maccornell, John Jayson, James Walatee, and forward Terrance Tisdell all from FC Fassel.

Seven players, including Prince Kennedy, Hilton Varney, Kemoh Kamara, David Tweh, Van Dave Harmon and Prince Saydee, are from champion club Barrack Young Controllers.

The other local players included defender Curtis Koon of Monrovia Club Breweries and striker Mustapha Lomell of Nimba United.

The match was also an opportunity for Spain-based goalkeeper Boison Wynney de Souza of Llosetense to make his debut for Liberia after he was introduced in the second half.

Varney Kallon of Kiatamba in India and Spartak Moscow’s forward Sylvanus Nimely who started the match but was later replaced by forward FC Fassel forward Tisdell were the other foreign based players that formed part of Coach Debbah’s selection for the friendly.

Three of the 14 invited foreign based players were part of Coach Debbah’s lineup in the friendly match and the rest are expected home for the June 11 encounter in Harare, Zimbabwe.

 
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 The Technical Staff of the National Team has released the list of players selected to face Sierra Leone this afternoon at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. Boison Wynney de Souza, Sylvanus Nimely, and Varney Kallon are the only foreign-based players making the lineup this afternoon.

Full listing below:
Tommy Songo'o (LISCR FC)
Boison Wynney de Souza (LLOSETENSE ,SPAIN)
Nuwo Johnson (FC FASSELL)
Prince Kennedy (BYC)
Hilton Varney (BYC)
Alvin Maccornell (FC FASSELL )
Richard Llyod (LISCR FC)
Kemoh Kamara (BYC)
Varney Kallon (KIATAMBA ,INDIA)
Saah Nyumah (LISCR FC)
John Jayson (FC FASSELL)
David Tweh (BYC)
Curtis Koon (MONROVIA CLUB BREWERIES)
James Wlatee (FC FASSELL)
Prince Saydee (BYC)
Terrence Tisdell (FC FASSELL)
Fallah Sheriff (LISCR FC)
Mustapha Lomell (NIMBA UNITED )
Van Dave Harmon (BYC)
Sylvanus Nimely (SPARTAK MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
Mark Paye (BYC)
Christopher Jackson (LISCR FC)

Liberia faces Sierra Leone this afternoon at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in a FIFA International match day. Kickoff is at 4:00pm. The two countries are preparing for this weekend’s 2019 African Cup Nations qualifying round.

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Liberia George Weah : News Photo

FEBRUARY 24: Soccer: World Cup Qualifying, LIB George Weah (14) in action, taking shot vs Sierra Leone, Monrovia, Liberia 2/24/2001 (Photo by Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

By Boy Dolo


The two sisterly countries are expected to battle this Monday in an international friendly in Monrovia and INSIGHT SPORT has cataloged the record between both sides.

The man now in charge of Football in Liberia, LFA Vice President for Administration, Musa Shannoh confirmed on Monday that the Leone Stars and the Lone Stars will battle in a FIFA sanctioned friendly.

Both countries are expected to use the game as part of preparation for next weekend AFCON 2019 qualifiers.

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone will face Kenya in Freetown on June 10, 2017 while the Lone Stars of Liberia will lock horns with Zimbabwe in Harare on the 11th of June.

Monday paring will be the 10th international friendly games between the two countries. Both sides have won three matches each in the previous nine meetings with three draws.

In the over all head to head record, the two Mano River Region countries have met 14 times, including Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup parings. Out of the 14 games, Liberia has won seven, drawn four and lost three.

Sierra Leone have not kicked a ball since they last failed to qualify for the AFCON 2017 in Gabon.

Their last encounter was against Les Éléphants of Ivory Coast in Abidjan and it ended in a 1-1 draw.

Liberia, on the other hand, lost 1-0 to Leone Stars next month’s opponent Kenya on November 15, 2016, at the Moi International Sports Centre in a friendly test.

Both Sierra Leone and Liberia head coaches John Keister and James Debbah have welcomed the friendly.

Seirra Leone v Liberia
Games won: 3
Games drawn: 4
Games lost: 7

12 Nov 1966 Sierra Leone v Liberia
D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Oct 1967 Liberia v Sierra Leone
D 1-1 International Friendly
20 May 1972 Liberia v Sierra Leone
L 3-1 African Games
07 Nov 1982 Sierra Leone v Liberia
L 0-1 International Friendly
11 Nov 1982 Liberia v Sierra Leone
L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Oct 1986 Sierra Leone v Liberia
W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations
19 Oct 1986 Liberia v Sierra Leone
D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations
26 Nov 1988 Liberia v Sierra Leone
D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Dec 1995 Sierra Leone v Liberia
W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Jan 1996 Sierra Leone v Liberia
L 1-2 International Friendly
25 Feb 2001 Liberia v Sierra Leone
L 1-0 FIFA World Cup
14 Jul 2001 Sierra Leone v Liberia
L 0-1 FIFA World Cup
10 Jun 2005 Sierra Leone v Liberia
W 2-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 2008 Liberia v Sierra Leone
L 3-1 International Friendly

 
 
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