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Coach Kwesi Appiah to be handed Liberia job

Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is set to take over the Liberia national team job, GHANASoccernet.com understands. He will replace James Salinsa Debbah who has said he is resigning for the second time in a month after criticisms of his inability to beat Togo at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Appiah is the current in charge of Sudanese top-flight side Al Khartoum SC. “A lot of young Liberian players will find success under Appiah,” a Liberian Football Association source spoke on the…

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Liberia Newly named Inaki Williams Uncommitted To Stars

Hawa Wesseh …Inaki Williams Uncommitted To National Team Although Liberia newly appointed Coach James Salinsa Debbah has named Atletico Bilbao mesmerizing forward born to a Liberian mother and a Ghanaian father to the Liberian national team, unconfirmed reports say the forward has not committed to playing for Liberia. The Liberian FA and coach Debbah have yet to say what efforts are being made or were made to bring Williams to the team. He was recently named in Liberia’s Lone Stars Afcons squad that is expected to play the Hawks of…

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AFTER THE FINAL WHISTLE: George Weah and Chadian Adam Cordier

  By Hawa Wesseh Reports have it that Liberia—the national team, Lone Stars and delegation that flew into Kampala on Tuesday the six of June are livid over Chadian referee Adam Cordier  handling of the Cranes, Stars match at Mandela Namboole Stadium in Kampala, a fortnight ago. This is a match, according Ugandan media reports that Liberia dominated from start to finish with most of the game being played in the Cranes half of the field. John Vianney Nsimbe, writing in The Observer calls the Liberian players’ protests, somewhat contemptuous,…

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Match Preview: Liberia Lone Stars confront Uganda Cranes

  By Hawa Wesseh Fifa World Cup qualifications, especially if you live in Africa, where the sport enjoys a near religious following can be a spectacle. We are not talking about North America here that has basketball competing with baseball and football, [oops soccer as they say in the United States]. Or the Indian sub-continent that celebrates cricket to a passion. No, but the point here is football in Africa enjoys a near complete domination across the continent, so much so that Fifa qualifications as we will see this weekend…

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Lone Stars off to Baghdad for a friendly

  Determined to go to Kampala and win all three points the Liberian national team composed of local players are traveling to Baghdad, Iraq for an international friendly. According to the Liberian FA, an understudy national team of Liberia leaves for Baghdad, Iraq in Western Asia for a friendly international, on Monday May 27, 2013. The 26-member delegation, include 18 players,  and is headed by LFA VPA Musa Shannon. The team is expected back to Monrovia next Wednesday to join ranks with the arriving professionals from overseas, to continue the…

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Liberia Lone Stars improves in Fifa rankings

    LL Staff Report The Liberian national team, the Lone Stars moved one point up for the month of May on the rankings table of the Federation of International Football Association [Fifa]. Coach Frank Jericho Nagbe and his boys are now 28th overall in Africa, and 103rd in the world. Last month the Liberian Lone Stars leapt 14th places after it trounced the Uganda Cranes 2-0 at the Monrovia Sports Complex, with goals coming from Patrick Wleh and Anthony Laffor. The Super Eagles of Nigeria also climbed three places,…

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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…

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Nigeria escapes ambush in Liberia!

  Listener staff report Liberia Lone Stars went on all cylinders on September 8th as they took on the fancied Super Eagles of Nigeria in the Afcons qualifications slated for South Africa next year in Monrovia. The Liberian trio of Tonia Tisdell, Sekou Oliseh Jabateh and Zah Kranger prove too much for the Eagles to handle. The Nigerians seem surprised by the quickness of their opponents and the grit of a side they were suppose to dominate according to pundits, when Liberia raised the goal curtain as early as the fourth minute,…

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Liberia Lone Star fades in Dakar

Listener Staff Report Liberia squandered an early lead in Dakar on Saturday June 2, 2012 when Senegal came from behind to win their opening World Cup qualifier 3-1 against the Lone Star.  Francis Forkey Doe’s (Terengganu FC, Malaysia) second minute target was the only effort at goal that Liberia recorded in the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Teranga Lions. Attacking to erase the Liberians early goal, Senegal fought back at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in their back yard, wrestling the the lead away. Liberian football analysts say, the defeat in Senegal was expected, because the Lone Star was not ready and its…

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