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Lone Stars of Liberia succumbed to pressure

By Wleh Bedell The Lone Stars of Liberia succumbed to pressure on Sunday In Monrovia against a well drilled Togo’s Sparrow Hawks team that came from two goals down to walk away with a vital away point in a nerve wrecking 2-2 draw in the the Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS). The sticks were high, but, the Lone Stars needed a must win match to brighten their chances to qualify for their third Africa Nations Cup finals in 15 years. The Liberians…

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AFCONS 2016 Preview: Liberia Vs. Togo

By Wleh Bedell Liberia and Togo find themselves in a must win situation in what should be an intriguing fixture in the Gabon 2017 African Cup of Nations Qualifier on Sunday, June 5, 2016. With the Lone Stars in the pole position in Group one with 9 points from four games while their Sunday’s opponents having 2 points less from the same number of games, this fixture is certainly expected to be intriguing. Tunisia is expected to wrap up the maximum three points against traditional whipping boys Djibouti, the win…

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Liberia Lone Stars winger Oliseh is back and ready

Liberian Listener Staff Report Former CSKA Moscow winger Sekou Jabateh Oliseh is back with the national team of Liberia to face the Hawks of Togo, in a tough game that will see Frenchman and veteran coach Claude Le Roy in charge as the two West African countries butt heads in Monrovia, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. Jabateh had been previously overlooked because he was without a professional contract. A constant feature for the national outfit he was briefly axed as he was not playing and attached, having been on loan…

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Liberia Vs. Togo: Lone Stars Lost in Lome 2-1

Liberian Listener Staff Report The Lone Stars of Liberia failed to hold on to its lead when the Sparrow Hawks of Togo came from behind on Sunday in the Afcons qualifier to spoil the party, when Emmanuel Adebayo double Togo’s lead in an 87th minute strike, as the home side snatched a 2-1 win from the jaws of the stars at the Stade de Kégué in Lome. The Liberian defense and midfield broke down with five minutes to go including injury time, by failing to salvage a 1-1 draw, when…

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Five Reasons Why Coach Debbah Needs Skipper Anthony Laffor

Lone Stars Coach Debbah Must keep Anthony Laffor As Captain Anthony Laffor pic: bbc.co.uk By Ralph Geeplay 1. Liberia Lone Stars manager James Salinsa Debbah have already announced his era is here. How long he will stay at the helm as coach though, is another matter that remains to be seen, but he has come in with a bang and in doing so have left out the bulk of the players that anchored the team for the past eight or more years. Key players Dioh Williams, Patrick Wleh and most…

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Lone Stars: George Weah Jr. The Journeyman

By Rodney Sieh MONROVIA – Liberia has had a lot of prospects who have taken up other nationalities when it seemed they could have made it to the big stage. But when things did not go according to plan as their stocks fell, returning to the reality of playing for their homeland became the only other option. After scoring 20 goals in 92 appearances for Fulham FC in the English Premiere League, and appearing for the Dutch Under-21 squad which won the 2006 European Championship in Portugal, Collins John’s stock…

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Liberia Lone Stars: Players Shun Coach Debbah Ahead Of Togo Tie

By Hawa Wesseh hwesseh@gmail.com Prominent Liberian Lone Stars players recently selected by new coach James Salinsa Debbah have failed to honor his invitation to the Liberian national team. The team is currently on a weeklong training camp in Accra Ghana, further compounding the Lone Stars locker room and the FA plans to give a good showing against the Hawks of Togo in Lome when the two sides meet on June 14th for the Afcons qualifier. According to reports, Turkish based Şanlıurfaspor FC hit man Tonia Tisdell [on loan], who is…

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Lone Stars: George Weah Jr Named In Coach James Debbah Final 23

Pic: Sekou Jabateh, www.forum.soccermanager.com Lone Stars: George Weah Junior Named In Coach Debbah Final 23 Hawa Wesseh Liberian Coach James Debbah finally named his 23 man squad this week to face the Hawks of Togo, in a few weeks away in Lome. Most of his previously named 60 man squad according to the Liberian FA, was a provisional squad, and as was speculated widely, Spanish Born, Liberian-Ghanaian, Atletico Bilbao talisman, Inaki Williams will not be present, and this was confirmed by FA President Musa Bility in a frontpageafrica.com interview few…

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Liberian Cracker: Togo Vs. Ghana June 7

Ghana will play neighbours Togo in an international friendly next month in preparation towards the start of the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively reveal. The Black Stars will play the Hawks in Accra on 7 June as they prepare for the matches to be played in the qualifiers next month. Ghana’s leading football website, www.GHANASoccernet.com, reveals that the Togolese Football Federation has confirmed the friendly from their base in Lome. The Chairman of Standardization Committee, Antoine Folly has also announced the decision on Togo national television…

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James Debbah Lone Stars Selection draws fire

Hawa Wesseh New Liberian coach James Salinsa Debbah has come under fire from football journalists in the country, for naming players that are not playing regularly in their respective teams abroad, to the national team, the Lone Stars. And the criticisms become more relevant when you considered he has no coaching experience, and this will be his first major international match against a really good Togolese side that is being coached by a Belgian tactician, Tom Saintfiet who has worked in Africa for almost a decade. Saintfiet has bounced around…

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