By: Wleh Bedell
Two of the Liberia’s brightest stars, James Soto Roberts and Dominic Jarteh, were recently on trial in the Asian state of Brunei with Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Foot Club (PPMFC). The pair arrived in that country where they underwent a two-week trial. If successful, reports say, their talent would immediately be put to use to help the club to which they would be signed.
Soto Roberts who plies his trade with Premiership outfit LPRC Oilers is a winger. Scouts say he has a strong pace and has shown consistency in the Liberian League. Reports say he has regularly competed with the country’s oversea based players for a place on the senior national team.
The other is goal puncher Dominic Jarteh who scored an unprecedented 20 goals to end as top scorer in the Liberian league last season. Jarteh played for the modest Fatu FC. He was also called up to the domestic based squad for the duel with Mauritania.
According to news from the Asian club, the players were being monitored in the local league and were recommended by Sports Administrator Emmanuel Geeza Williams, the head of Sports to Develop the Underprivileged (SDU).
Other notable players expected to move on trial at the club include ex-Arsenal and Westham winger Louis Boa Morte and former Wigan and Spurs defender Pascal Chibonda.
Also, former Brazil and Real Madrid full back Roberto Carlos is expected to visit the club shortly. The ex-bomber, who is currently the Sporting Director of Russian side Anzhi Makachkala, according to reports, will be in the Asian country to solidify relations with Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Foot Club. He will be visiting the club to discuss ways in making them more competitive.