By Roland Mulbah
Liberia Lone Stars’ Coach James Salinsa Debbah has invited three new foreign based players, dropping two ahead of the crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Africa’s champions, the Elephants of Ivory Coast. The game is expected this Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia, with Liberia hosting the first leg for the home and away derby.
Star striker, Malaysia based Patrick ‘Ronaldinho’ Wleh of Premiership side PNKS, is being recalled for the crucial clash. He was also invited for the Guinea Bissau melee, injured and listed 50-50, the striker didn’t make the rounds, as Liberia qualify over the African Wild Dogs, with a 4-2 aggregate. Wleh scored a crucial goal against Liverpool FC this year as the English team was touring Asia, in a preseason move. Ronaldinho Wleh is 2 games 2 goals for Liberia’s U-23 , and 4 goals, 9 games for the Lone Stars. Also invited is Tonia Tisdell who styles in Turkey with topflight Osman Lıspor and Alseny Keita of French side Horoya AC, all new comers under James Debbah for the elephants battle.
Marcus Macaulay of Jordan and Abel Gebor of Albania were dropped, also Israeli based Gizzie Dorbor, who plays for Hapoel Afula is out of the crucial World Cup Qualifier. The talking point is the invitation extended Tisdell who has just played seven minutes the entire season due to injury.
See Coach Debbah’s Foreign Players selection below
Defenders: Solomon Grimes (Nea Salamis Famagusta, Cyprus), Adolphus Marshall (Unattached), Teah Dennis (Al-Ahli, Jordan), DirkirGlay (Unattached)
Midfield: Patrick Gehardt (Sarawak FA, Malaysia), Anthony Laffor (Mamelodi, Sundowns South Africa), SporoSomah (Unattached), Zah Krangar(Felda United FC, Malaysia), Sam Johnson (Djurgårdens IF, Sweden), Tonia Tisdell (Osman lıspor, Turkey)
Alseny Keita (JA Drancy, France)
Forwards: William Jebor (SD Ponferradina, Spain), Seku Conneh (FC Oss, Holland), Dioh Williams (Gefle, Sweden), Patrick ‘Ronaldinho’ Wleh (PKNS, Malaysia)