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Lone Stars Coach James Debbah Takes A Break

The Lone Stars Head Coach, James Salinsa Debbah has said he is taking a break to seek medical attention in the United States. Debbah has announced he was resigning from the Liberian national team as head coach, terming criticisms against him as unfair and which have mounted in recent weeks. Veteran Ghanaian Coach Kwesi Appiah has been tipped to fill the void, a report the Liberian FA has denied. With less than twenty mins left on June 5, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia, Debbah surrendered a 2-0 lead…

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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 linked with Ex- Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah

By: Hawa Wesseh Former Ghana Black Stars Coach Kwesi JamesAppiah, will likely replace James Salinsa Debbah who has said he is resigning for the second time in a month, given heavy criticisms against him in Liberia, that he lacked the technical nous to coach the national team, after he failed to beat the Togo Hawks in a afcon qualification at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia few weeks ago. Appiah is the current coach of Sudanese side Al Khartoum SC. The Ghanaian trainer took the Black Stars to the 2014World…

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PHOTO ESSAY: IS Gen. Ziankahn Confused?

AFL Chief of Staff Gen. Ziankahn ordered the Liberian Observer editor and publisher, the respected Kenneth Best to without delay appeared at his office this week, over a news article that met his displeasure. Gen. Ziankahn is supposed to, or expected to be the best and intelligent ever army Chief of Staff of the Liberian Army given Liberia’s brush with military dictatorship and armed conflict which lasted for almost three decades. Plus, he was meritly vetted by some of the best military trainers in the world, and tax payers and…

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Nigerian Manager Stephen Keshi Is Dead

Stephen Keshi will be remembered, he’s a coach the Liberia Lone Stars should have hired AFP— One of African football’s most recognisable figures, former Nigeria player and coach Stephen Keshi, has died of a suspected heart attack, his family said on Wednesday. He was 54. Keshi in 2013 led Nigeria’s Super Eagles to victory in the Africa Cup of Nations, and a year later took the side to the last 16 of the World Cup finals in Brazil. Only he and Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary won the AFCON as player and…

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The Carbonaria Kingdom: A short story

Synopsis Peppered moths are polymorphous insects that usually appear dark or light-colored. And, depending on whether they live in a polluted region or not, one or the other form will thrive. In polluted regions, the dark-colored peppered moths, known as carbonaria, thrive because they use the soot-covered trees to camouflage from birds that prey on them. Hence, the more polluted a region, the more the carbonaria peppered moths. A writer discovers parallels between this phenomenon and his homeland, a place crawling with lepidopterous gargoyles masquerading in the polluted corridors of…

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Politics 

Liberia Problems Are Bigger Than President Sirleaf

Even if we try to sugar-coat it, the truth is, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s administration is a failure. No doubt about that. So is the entire ruling Unity Party’s government and all those who served and are serving in the current Liberian administration. Does this failure impact President Sirleaf’s legacy? Of course, it does in many different respects, even though the sycophants, praise-singers, graft beneficiaries and deceptive cohorts in her administration will say otherwise. Not for the President’s benefit, but for their own endgame. However, the failure of the Sirleaf’s administration…

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Liberia calls 19 Pros for Togo clash

Lone Stars Head Coach James Salinsa Debbah has invited a 19 man strong foreign based contingent for the National Team Nation’s Cup Qualifier against Togo. Sekou Oliseh Jabateh, Francis Grandpa Doe, Patrick Gerhardt and Tonia Tisdell are making their return to the national team. Head Coach James Salinsa Debbah said the return of the four players is part of his rotation policy, according to a press release from the Liberian FA. The Former Liberian International named defenders invited for the match as Jordan based Teah Dennis, Gizzie Dorbor based in…

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Three Political Parties Reject The Koffa Commission

PRESS STATEMENT OF 3 POLITICAL PARTIES ON THE GLOBAL WITNESS REPORT 0N LIBERIA We, the National Patriotic Party, the All Liberian Party and the Liberia People Democratic Party, consider as grave the Global Witness report released May 11, 2016 in which it is alleged that the President and other officials of the Government of Liberia were amongst those involved in a SCAM to readjust the PPCC’s act to enable Sable Mining acquire Wologizi Mountain without tender process. This report further alleges that the Unity Party Chairman, Cllr. Varney Sherman received…

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Unite Against the “Sirleaf Dynasty of Dishonesty”

When Liberia made history in 2005 by electing the first female President in sub-Saharan Africa, the nation was over-joyed and the world embraced Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her new role and for her bold promise to restore our country’s image. Our traditional allies, the United States and other countries in Europe and in Africa, stepped forward to provide support to the Sirleaf Administration in rebuilding war-torn Liberia and to restore hope to the nation’s four million people. However, after nearly 10 years of hoping that Madam Sirleaf will make…

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