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Weah Appeal For Suspended Players





LFA Press Release

The governing body of local football, Liberia Football Association, LFA, has officially lifted an indefinite ban placed in mid June 2012 on three top notched actors of the senior national football team of Liberia.

Francis Grandpa Doe, Dioh Williams and Anthony Laffor (then captain) were banned for acts mismatched with guiding principles of the national under former coach Kaetu Smith, whose recommendation for suspension of the trio was backed by the LFA and they were indefinitely thrown out of the national mid way in the 2013 Africa cup of nations qualifiers.

However, newly appointed national technical vetting committee chairman Amb. George Weah has appealed to the LFA to turn a new page by lifting the ban on the three players to enable the incoming technical staff a chance to choose from amongst the best talents of Liberian players.

In a communication addressed to Amb. Weah on Thursday January 23, 2013, LFA president Musa Bility said the LFA interposes no objections to the appeal and that Amb. Weah and his 10 member vetting committee can continue with the process of vetting coaches for the national team.

The former Fifa world best player was in December last year appointed by the LFA to recruit a team to vet an entirely new technical staff following the dissolution of the Kaetu Smith led technical staff, also in December last year.

The national team of Liberia returns to the pitch in March against Uganda in continuation of the Brazil 2014 world cup qualifiers (Group J). Some have acquired the trio, in spite of their conduct, will contribute to the national team’s performance giving level of experience and the top level football they currently playing.

Brief profile of the three players:

Francis Doe: born December 25, 1985, is a striker currently playing for Selangor FA in the Malaysia Super League;

Dioh Williams: born on 8 October 1984, is a striker currently playing in the Swedish premier division Allsvenskan for BK Häcken and,

Former Captain Anthony Laffor: born 17 February 1985, plays in the South African topflight for Mamelodi Sundowns.

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