As the Lone Star travel to Bamako, Mali to face the Eagles of Mali, there are lots of arguments regarding the result of this weekend match.
Ahead of the match, New Dawn Sports has been interviewing some Liberian international players concerning the most worrisome spot on the squad.
Liberia dropped George Baysah following its recent home match against the Warriors of Zimbabwe.
Lone Star head coach named Alex Karmo as the replacement for George Baysah who did not perform to expectations during Liberia’s match against Zimbabwe, but there are uncertainties about Alex Karmo’s maturity to handle the forward of Mali.
Speaking to New Dawn, Forward Alex Jackson who plays for Australian club White City FC said he wants Bertalan Bicskei to pair Romania Based Ben Teekloh and Jimmy Dixon.
“Ben is a natural defender; he has played international matches for a good period of time, leading Liberia in Niger, Cameroon, against Guinea in Accra, Senegal and other games made him better for the spot in the defense,” he said.
Striker Jackson used the occasion to draw the starting line-up for Liberia, naming Sunday Seah in goal, Solomon Grimes right-back, Gizzie Dorbor, Left-back, center defense, Jimmy Dixon and Ben Teekloh.
For midfield, he named Theo Weeks, Anthony Laffor and Patrick Doe. In the the forward line, Jackson selected Francis Doe, Sekou Jabateh and Amadaiya Rennie.
A Liberian forward, James Strongman Gbilee who plays his trade for Indian premiership side Shillong Lajong FC said, noted that paring Ben Teekloh and Jimmy Dixon would work out well for Liberia. Both players have lots of experiences regarding African Qualifiers as Alex Jackson said.
A Liberian coach based in Canada, Freddy Malek said Liberia will be better in a 4-4-2 system. “Such system will help us hold on depth in the middle.”
When asked about his starting line-up for the Lone Star, Coach Malek named goalkeeper Sunday Seah, Defenders Solomon Grimes, Gizzie Dorbor, Ben Teekloh and Jimmy Dixon.
He named the midfielders as Theo Weeks, Patrick Doeplah and Anthony Laffor. Sekou Jabateh Oliseh, Amadaiya Rennie and Francis Doe, he believes, would be a good striking force for the Lone Star in Mali.