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Liberia Vs. Tunisia Youssef Msakni Recalled

By Oluwashina Okeleji BBC Sport—Youssef Msakni returns to the Tunisia squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia six months after he last played for the team. The 24-year-old, who plays in Qatar, is part of coach Henry Kasperczak’s 23-man group for the 6 September Group A tie. Kasperczak has chosen eight Etoile du Sahel players, but has left out CS Sfaxien’s Ali Maaloul and Club Africain’s Houcine Nater. “With due respect, Etoile are the best team in Tunisia right now,” he said. “I will never ignore or…

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Liberian Lone Stars Coach James Debbah 22 Man List

By Wleh Bedell The recent list released by Lone Stars struggling Coach James Salinsa Debbah brings to the limelight a chunk of talking points. The list when look at critically, is a representation of less than twenty percent of the best players at home and abroad as far as performance or current form is concerned, more so, with this crucial game against Tunisia. For example, there has been no competitive football in Indonesia for close to a year, yet still, a player named Adolphus Marshall is being selected from there…

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George Weah called as Liberia Lone Stars Meets Tunisia in Monrovia

Listener Staff Report George Weah, the son of football great and former World Footballer of the Year George Oppong Manneh Weah will get his second opportunity to play for the national team, when Liberia meets Tunisia in the ongoing Afcons qualifiers. Weah Junior was also called during Liberia’s away match to Togo in Lome weeks ago, as Liberia lost 2-1 to the Sparrow Hawks and Emmanuel Adebayo in Lome. He came on as a second half substitute. Weah junior was born in Liberia but grew up in the United States….

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Liberian-Tunisian Cracker: Coach Ignores Ronaldinho Wleh

Hawa Wesseh Budding star Patrick ‘Ronaldinho’ Wleh, whose recent goal against English based Liverpool FC has been much talked about, by international football journalists, has been left out of the Lone Stars’ squad, as Liberia meets Tunisia in September this year in the afcons qualifier, which nations cup will be played by elite African nations in 2017. The gala is Africa’s biggest football festival which comes around every two years with 16 teams participating. The Liberian caretaker is yet to win any of his matches in charge, reports say, since…

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Ronaldinho Wleh and Forkey Doe Lead Stars for Tunisian Clash

Staff Report Liberian Lone Stars Coach Salinsa Debbah is expected to name 22 players to face Cartage Eagles of Tunisia in the ongoing Afcons qualifier for 2017. The President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Musa Bility said yesterday. The match is scheduled for September 5, 2015. According to FA President Bility, the coach informed him that besides the goalies, the squad will be comprised of foreign based players for the crucial encounter against Tunisia. Reports say, Malaysian based striker, Francis Forkey Doe, who plays in the Malaysia Premiership with…

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Liberia Lone Stars fail to advance in competition

Liberian Listener Sports Guinea qualified to the next round of the 2016, of the Chan on a 4-2 home and away tallied. The match was played at Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. A week ago, Liberia lost three-one to Guinea in Bamako, Mali – in continuation of the Chan, which ended Liberia’s luck with the two game series now over. This was Liberia’s first home game since fifa okayed the country to host football matches as the country was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization. Liberia score in…

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James Debbah and Lone Stars Lost 3-1 in Bamako

Listener staff report Liberia home based national team, the Lone Stars lost 3-1 Monday evening to Guinea Syli Nationales, in the first leg match of the 2016 African Nations Championship qualifiers. The Lone Stars went down 2-0, before Dweh Allison scored for the home base Stars. “Guinea added a third in the dying minutes of the match, to finish 3-1,” said the Lib Football News. The game was delayed for 24 hours due to flight difficulties Liberia had earlier experienced in getting the team to Bamako Mali, where the game…

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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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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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Liberia Lone Stars Calls Up Inaki Wiliams of Alethico

Hawa Wesseh The Liberian national football team Lone Stars has begun training in Monrovia as the team gets ready to face Togo in preparation of the Afcons. Newly appointed coach James Debbah for the Lone Stars has said his team will play “attractive and effective” football. The coach has announced that 25 out of the 40 called-up local players would make the team for the joint 2017 AFCON and 2016 CHAN qualifiers. . According to the 2017 AFCON Group A fixture, Liberia will play six games, home and away, against…

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