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The technical staff of the national team headed by Thomas Kojo has included Newcastle United under-23 midfielder Mohammed Sangare in his final list of foreign-based players invited for the match against Zimbabwe on November 18, 2018.
Coach Kojo has invited 11 foreign-based players for the squad to face the Warriors of Zimbabwe.
According to a release from the LFA, Newcastle United’s Mohammed Sangare has been added to the squad after sorting out work permit issues that kept him out of the last three games.
Sangare was named among the 13 players invited for Liberia vs DR Congo match in Monrovia but withdrawn due to his work permit.
Sangare was born in Liberia but has lived in England since he was 14 years of age.
Prior to the match, LFA Administrative Manger Sabastian Collins explained “Sangare has a valid Liberian passport but if he travels to Monrovia without his [residence] permit, getting back will give him problem,”
“We thought it would be in the best interest of all parties that he secures his document before coming to Monrovia.
“He tried to fast-track the issuance of his residence permit, which went missing – but it will be issued next week.”
According to report from England, the midfielder is expected to receive his permit before the Lone Star match with Zimbabwe on November 18, 2018 at home which means he will be available for selection.
Sangare has been cleared to play for Liberia after the UK Visas and Immigration approved his request to switch international allegiance to Liberia, the country in which he was born in by granting his resident permit.
Mohammad Sangare will have the opportunity to prove he merits a place in the Lone Star midfield, after the Newcastle teenager was granted a work permit to play for Liberia.
The 19-year-old Sangare played for England at youth level and was called up to the senior squad of Liberia for a pair of AFCON 2019 qualifiers, but was ineligible to play due to the Documents issues.
At one of his pre-match press conferences Thomas Kojo complained that Liberia is short of quality players and was disappointed he could not have Sangare in his lineup.
Sangare played 15 games and scored two goals for Newcastle’s under-23 in the Premier League Division 2 last season.
Liberia most win against Zimbabwe if they are to have a chance of reach the nations cup for the third time.
The LFA release named the foreign players called up for the match on Sunday as
Goalkeeper Boison Wynney de Souza, Joel Johnson Alajarin, team captain William Jerbo, Sam Garyahzon Johnson and Kpah Sean Sherman are among the 10 players playing outside Liberia named to the squad.
the rest are Anthony Snoti Laffor, Murphy Oscar Dorley, Tonia Tisdell, Sylvanus C. Nimely and Allen Njie.
Liberia plays Zimbabwe in a crunch Group H Qualifier which the country must win if it is to have a chance of reaching Cameroon 2019 Finals.
Liberia National Soccer team coach is a walker.
A land bless with freedom of everything. The Liberia national soccer team coach was spotted walking several times after training the players of the national team.
This is not right. If the president of Liberia say he’s a big fan if soccer and giving other nations teams money just for friendly match and he can’t afford to make the appointed coach of the them gets a car of of his own.
This is a serious issue. This means they don’t have this team at heart unless they want to see some old time thing they use to do.
Thomas Kojo walks home or hustle for taxi cab or Motorcycle simply pempem in Liberia to go home after training the team. Immediate passed Coach, James Debbah were given cars. What is wrong with Thomas Kojo. He needs attention too. This is not fair.
FC Bea Mountain Demolished Barrolle 6-0
By: Macaulay Sombai
Monrovia – Striker Musa Kebbeh scored a hat-track to help Grand Cape Mount County based FC Bea Mountain demolish Mighty Barrolle 6-0 in continuation of the Liberia Football Association’s (LFA) second division league at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
Striker Kebbeh’s three goals came through placement.
Bea Mountains otherwise known as ‘Gold boys’ ended the first half with a 3-0 advantage after midfielder Leon Quamie, Lassana Sesay, and Kebbeh scored in the 9th , 24th and 26th minutes, respectively.
Midfielder Quamie’s goal came through placement from a cross received from defender Jacob Popo. Striker Sesay scored after totally disorganizing the defense of the Rollers.
Seh Coleman scored the winning side’s last goal in the 89th minute through a placement from a cross received from Kebbeh.
Players of Barrolle lost total control of the ball to their opponents throughout the match due to their poor ball possession and faulty passes.
Midfielder Somah was red carded in the 70th minute for improper conduct.
Striker Dahnjudu Sawmahdah could have scored a consolation goal for the Rollers in the 77th minute through a spot kick after defender and Captain Karleo Karfiah of FC Bea Mountain brought down striker Togba down in the 18th yard but he threw the ball out for goal kick to the “Gold Boy”.
The Gold boys’ Captain Karfiah told FrontPageAfrica that he is happy for his side’s 6-0 triumphed over the Rollers because it has helped them to move at the top of their group. He is confident that they will maintain their position until they are crowned champions of the league.
“Our convincing win against Barrolle is also a revenge for the 1-0 defeat we suffered at their hands at our backyard in Cape Mount County. We are sure of winning our last game of the season which would help us to maintain our position at the top of our group.”
Captain Archie Brown of Barrolle described his side’s lost to the visitors as unbelievable and blamed members of his midfield and forward liners for the defeat
“The failure of members of our midfield and forward liners to control the ball just as our opponents did, led to our defeat,” Brown said.
IE Stuns BYC II
By Christopher C. Walker
Monrovia – Barrack Young Controller (BYC) team two — BYC II — suffered their sixth defeat of the season with a shock 2-1 loss at struggling Invincible Eleven (IE) on Thursday, October 25, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in central Monrovia. This defeat leaves BYE II out of the Second Division title race.
A small home crowd who gathered at the ATS celebrated what was the ‘Yellow boys’ first win over BYC II in many years and one which few would doubt they deserved after a passionate display from the junior “Go Blue Boys.”
IE lost the first leg to BYC II 4-0 at the Blue Field but there was no sign of any depression to the confidence of an energetic and determined side.
From the kickoff, the Yellow boys looked hungry and fired up while the Blues looked far from the team that started this season in such convincing fashion.
BYC pushed forward in numbers after going down 1-0 in the 8th minute of the match through a powerful header from IE’s midfielder James Sesay.
Prince Sannah decent header was blocked by Francis Doyen of IE for corner but the it was not materialized by Sam Chebli’s man.
The traditional club IE could have added the second due to miscommunication between defender Kortu Brown and Jerry Vah and the ball rolled out for a corner kick.
Down by a goal, BYC’s forward Terry Sackor came close to getting the equalizer in the 30th minute but his effort travel over the cross bar.
IE created several scaring movements upfront but were poor on their final touches.
Mark Gibson got the Go Blue Boys’ equalizer in the 36th minute with a placement after William Seigbeh passed beat the defense of IE to end the first half 1-1.
Back from the break, Chebil’s side had more possession with seven shots on target five from Seigbeh throughout the game.
Seigbeh’s delicious passed found Sackor but miscommunication between the attacker and substitute Edwin Davies resulted to a goal kick for the yellow outfit.
IE Boakai Wailes’ shot went far from the target after Rufus Sackie displayed his skill against John Afful.
BYC II lost defender Solomon Zeah after picking up two yellow cards and IE did utilize their numerical advantage.
Sackie, throughout the match, was a constant threat on the flank to BYC II.
William Seigbeh went close to pulling one back with a shot that flashed just wide but at the break Chebli made three substitutions –throwing on Christian Doe, Edwin Davies and Martian Barclay as he sought to change the direction of the game but Sackor, and Barclay blew away open chances.
Sebastian Teclar was to blame for IE ’s second goal when he completely fell to the ground while trying to clear the ball and Roberta Jackson’s shot was saved by Vah but striker Lawrence Vondeh scored from the rebound in the added four minutes to end the match 2-1.
Despite intense late pressure from BYC II, the Yellow Boys held on for a famous victory on the same day that another traditional team, Mighty Barrolle were beaten 6-0 by FC Bea Mountain.
“I said to the players that I wouldn’t expect a result,” said Abraham Sese IE Coach .
“That is why it so huge for us. It’s a very proud moment, that we were able to beat BYC at home.
“Out of form IE has beaten BYC II and it is one of the proudest moments in my coaching career.
“Everyone at the stadium could feel in the first couple of minutes that one team was ready to give everything and the other was not ready for it. Maybe only my players realized at half-time,” a scathing Abraham said after the match.
LIBERIA VS CONGO TODAY
The head coach of the national team
Thomas Kojo has released the starting
lineup ahead of the national team match with
Coach Kojo has given senior team debut to
Under-20 international goalkeeper Ashley Williams
while Aloysius Simujla and Alvin Macronnel
have been given a place in the starting lineup.
Joel Johnson is maintained at right back
while Oscar Dorley and Allen Njie
will pair up in midfield.
Anthony Snoti Laffor and Kpah Sherman
will star in the 4-4-2 formation with
captain Jerbo and Sam Johnson on the top.
Victory for LONE-STAR!
Lone Star Train in Brazzaville for Match.
Lone Star Complete Second Training Session in Brazzaville, as three additional players arrive
The national team, Lone Star have climaxed their second training session at the Alphonso Massambat-Debat Stadium ahead of Thursday’s game against the Republic of Congo.
The team arrived early this morning at the Congolese national stadium with Kpah Sherman and Joel Johnson joining the squad for their first training session after arriving yesterday evening.
According to the weather forecast, the temperature this morning during the training was 27°C, mostly cloudy, quite different from yesterday’s cold weather condition after a short spell of rainfall.
Minutes after the team disembarked the bus at the hotel, we witnessed the arrival of an additional three foreign-based players including, Sam Johnson, Anthony Laffor and Boison Wynney de Souza. Team skipper William Jebor is expected to arrive tomorrow.
Source: @liberian_players_outside @ Liberia
Lonestar arrive in Congo Brazzaville
After a rough flight from Nairobi, Kenya, the national team delegation from Liberia has finally landed in Brazzaville, Congo.
The delegation touched down at 10:00 AM (9:00 AM Liberia time) and was received by officials of the Congolese Football Federation at the Maya Maya International Airport.
The delegation headed by LFA Vice President for Operation, Wilmot Smith, was later escorted to the Hotel Residence Marina that is about 20 minutes away from the airport.
The local-based players have been joined by three foreign-based players: Murphy Dorley, Sylvanus Nimely and Adolphus Marshall.
Source: Inside Liberia
Sam Johnson Educator and His Soccer legends.
Sam Johnson prepare the kids from his academic for schools. Brought some school materials for them. As you educated a man and build up his skill he’s bound to be successful.
Sam is truly doing well as a soccer play on the national team of Liberia. He wrote these few words on his Facebook page.
“THE SAM JOHNSON FOOTBALL ACADEMY BOYS ARE READY FOR SCHOOL… GOD OVER EVERYTHING …BLESSINGS 🙏🏾😇 FOLLOW THE SMALL BOY 🙇🏾♂️🇱🇷⚽️🇱🇷 SEEING IS BELIEVING … NO TIME FOR BLA BLA …EDUCATION IS GOOD ..BUT WHAT ARE WE DOING TO MAKE EDUCATION BETTER IN MAMA LIBERIA …. NO FREE SCHOOLS’ OR THAT ONLY BLA BLA 🤔🤔🤔 COME ON WAKE UP FROM YOUR DREAMS ….”
Thomas Kojo name his starting Team – Team Lone-Star against DRC
Ahead of Liberia encounter against DR Congo on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the SKD Sports Stadium, Coach Thomas Kojo name his starting lineup and substitutes for the match.
Joel Johnson, Adolphus Marshall, Teah Dennis & Kemon Kamara
Allen Njie, Oscar Dolley, Anthony Snoti Laffor and Tonia Tisdell
Sam Johnson and William Jebor.
Sylvanus Nimely, Ashley Williams, Aloysius Samujaelah, Seku Conneh, Kpah Sherman and Saah Nyumah.
Best of luck, lonestar. Give us victory.
The Head Coach of the Senior National Soccer team of Liberia Thomas Kojo has invited 13 foreign based players
By: Martina Brooks
The Head Coach of the Senior National Soccer team of Liberia Thomas Kojo has invited 13 foreign based players for the Liberia versus Democratic Republic of Congo in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
According to an LFA’ s release, the 13 players who will feature in the match against Congo DR are Boison Wynney De Souza of RCD Mallorca II, Joel Johnson Alajarin of Charlotte Independence , Teah Dennis playing in Oman and Adolphus Marshall of Gudja United FC.
England based player The Head Coach of the National Soccer team Thomas Kojo has invited 13 foreign based players for the Liberia versus Democratic Republic of Congo in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The 13 players will feature in the match against Congo DR are Boison Wynney De Souza of RCD Mallorca II, Joel Johnson Alajarin of Charlotte Independence, Teah Dennis playing in Oman and Adolphus Marshall of Gudja United FC.
England based player Mohammed Sangare who plays for Newcastle United (Under 23) has gotten his first national team call-up. Murphy Oscar Dorey of Slovan Liberec, Sylvanus Nimely of Spartak Moscow II and Sam Johnson who is playing his club football in Norway for Valerenga is also called up for the crunch nations cup qualifier.
Others are Anthony Laffor of South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, William Jebor of Wydad Athletic Casablanca,Terrence Tisdell of San Joanense of Portugual, Seku Conneh of South Korea’s Ansan Greener and informed Liberian player Kpah Sherman who plays for MIFA in Malaysia.
Liberia will play DR Congo on September 9, 2018 while few days after Liberia will welcome Nigeria in an international friendly at the SKD Sports Complex on September 11, 2018.
Speaking via the telephone from Bulgaria, Lonestar’s head coach Thomas Kojo said he is confident of the return of glory days for the Liberian Lonestar. Kojo is currently leading the Liberian team at the SATUC cup in Bulgaria where Liberia has made it to the grand final.