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Five coaches Liberian Lone Stars could shortlist

By: Hawa Wesseh Liberia FA and Musa Bility recently appointed new set of coaches for the Lone Stars. The appointment was met with dis-pleasures in certain quarters. Here also are five coaches that could turn the Liberian national team fortunes around. Africans FAs have a bias [these long years] for European coaches, sorry to disappoint you: There are two Nigerians on this list, one Ghanian, one American, and one South Korean. The prestigious Liberian Lone Stars position was not subject to application critics say, the coaches were randomly selected, therefore…

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Liberian Marathon Moves To August 2015

Due to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia this year, we were forced to postpone the 2014 Liberia Marathon from 31 August 2014 to 25 January 2015 after receiving advice from medical authorities, says a statement for the organizing group of the Liberian Marathon. It was the hope of all in Liberia that Ebola would be eradicated by January. Unfortunately, despite major progress, Ebola continues to threaten our country. While an Ebola-free Liberia by 25 January 2015 may still be a possibility, the complex process and time required to prepare for…

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Bleacher Report: Winners&Losers Afcon Draw

By Ed Dove The draw for the Cup of Nations tournament took place recently in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea. The competition has had a troubled history to date, notably a last-minute venue change when Morocco refused to host due to the Ebola crisis.The deadly virus and the erstwhile hosts were referenced during yesterday’s drawing ceremony, but there was definitely a desire to focus on the football and get down to the specifics of the event itself. The draw—conducted by CAF General Secretary Hicham El Amrani and Egypt legend…

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African Nations Cup 2015: Algeria handed tough Nations Cup draw

Tough Nations Cup draw awaits Algeria BBC—Algeria, the highest-ranked side on the continent, face a tough draw for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals. The Desert Foxes, who reached the second round of this year’s World Cup, will face Senegal, Ghana and South Africa in Group C. Hosts Equatorial Guinea will play neighbours Gabon, Congo and Burkina Faso in Group A. Group B features Zambia, DR Congo, Cape Verde and Tunisia, while in D it is Ivory Coast, Guinea, Cameroon and Mali. The tournament, which will be played between…

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Liberian Players Dioh And Conneh Shines

By Wleh Bedell Experienced striker Dioh Williams and young enterprising striker Seku Conneh are Liberia’s Joint World Player of the Week. The silky forward Dioh, aged 30, helped his club Gefle remain in the Swedish Allsvenskan as they survived relegation via a hard earned 1-0 win against Ljungskile. Dioh and co ended at the 14th spot with 32 points from 30 games as Mjallby and Brommapojkarna have been relegated. Dioh started the match and played for 68 minutes before being substituted by teammate Johan Bertilsson. Youngster Simon Lundevall was the…

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