Ghanefo Kromah Dazes Monrovia FC
Liberia’s premiership runner-up Barrack Young Controllers new signing Ghanefo Kromah was on target for the club during their test fixture with Monrovia FC at the PHP stadium on Friday.
Kromah was a target for Monrovia back in June, but the Camp Johnson Road Boys through their President Robert Sirleaf, (son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) signed the former LISCR goal netter ahead of Monrovia FC Norwegian boss Wilhelm Myrer.
The match was entertaining for both clubs, but Kromah’s excellent ball control eliminated the center back of Monrovia FC, allowing him to place the ball in the left corner of his opponents’ net.
The former LISCR FC striker delivered a right wing cross after beating Monrovia FC’s stubborn left back with a right foot inside-outside skill before giving the cross for former Gedi and Sons forward Teku Nah who headed in to increase the tally to 2-0.
Monrovia FC resumed the second half of the game with more attacking tactics that profited the team with three goals, forcing Barrack Young Controllers to a 3-3 draw after full time.
There were lots of chances, which afforded players on tryout with Monrovia FC to demonstrate their talents during the game. Monrovia FC new signings defensive midfielder Varney Fobah, Andrew Nagbe and attacking midfield Hilton performed brilliantly for the club throughout the test encounter last Friday.
Former Nimba FC coach Aki Moore currently heads the club’s coaching department on a one-month tryout program. He is expected to play more matches to adopt and settle the team’s formation as they prepare for the coming national league. Monrovia FC also settled to a goalless game with Jubilee FC on Thursday under the watch of Aki Moore.
Monrovia FC will over the next few days land a Nigerian defender who will partner with the club’s current rough and aggressive center defender Archie Zeah. Reports emerging from Monrovia indicate the club is about to release names of about five new players before the season kicks off.
Stanley Whitfield Ends Goal Drought
Former Jubilee FC forward Stanley Whitfield, who was scouted by an Israelis during the LISCR FC Charity Cup in Monrovia few months ago ended the goal drought challenge faced by man Liberian forwards in Israel since the league kicked off.
Whitfield currently plays for Hapoel Herzliya. He got his first international goal of his career in the first half mark (45mins) during a home clash that witnessed the opposing side Hapoel Nazareth Illit featured three Liberians, including Liberia’s premiership Golden Boot holder Vitalis Sie, former LISCR FC striker Ben Martin and defender Alvin Dixon.
The 3-1 victory over Hapoel Nazareth Illit was the first win for Hapoel Herzliya in the national league this season; the club has two Liberians Stanley Whitfield and defender Gizzie Dorbor. Stanley started his top-level football with Harbel base premiership outfit Might Blue Angel before Jubilee FC landed him for the 2010/2011 season.
The Liberia Football Association 2010/2011 Champion LISCR FC organized the tournament, which is an annual event. Liberia’s Golden Boot holder Vatalis Sie and former LPRC Oilers defender Alvin Dixon were scouted by LISCR FC-Israeli collaboration involving club coaches, agents and scouts.
Striker Ben Martin and Vatalis Sie are awaiting this weekend fixture to search for his opener goal this season. It is not a good output for the Liberian Golden Boot holder to be unable to land a goal in more than ten matches comprised of FA Cup fixture.
Despite being unable to score, Sports Media and others Israeli scout told the New Dawn over the weekend that the players are great and have lots of qualities, but the much needed goals will come later.