Lone Star deputy coach, Kelvin Sebwe Tuesday said the 42-years old defender, Joe Nagbe needs more training to keep him in shape for future Liberia matches. Mr. Sebwe said Liberia pending friendly against The Gambia slated for next Sunday, 24 July will feature local base.
He emphasized the importance of Nagbe for Liberia away encounter with Zimbabwe in the qualifying round of the CAN 2012 in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea scheduled in September this year. Other oldies of the national team here are France base, Prince Daye, who reports say is eying a return to the national team and George Gebro who is expected from Europe.
Cooper Risk Sacking
Information available to this paper suggests that Bong County’s coach, Cooper Sayon risk sacking due to poor performance. He was named head coach after taking over from Abra Fofana during the 2009 county meet. Since his takeover of the County team, the team has performed poorly in recent competitions.
According to insiders of the Bong County Sports Committee, Cooper has failed twice to cross the 3rd place spot during the meet. Bong is expected to field 90% of home base in the pending National County Meet. Cooper is coaching Manding Jallah Football Club in Bong County which he led from division three to one.
Liberia’s Black Star Return Home
Relegated Liberia Black Star Football Club is expected to return to its original site at the South Beach Community as part of the revamping exercise plan in preparation for the upcoming 1st division league.
One of the club founding members and now Deputy Defense Minister for Operations, Dionysius Sebwe told this paper that the team is returning home where it was given 31 years ago. The action was taken in consultation with the club current leadership headed by, Pennue Bestman.
Sebwe narrated how the club will be managed by an Intern body until elections are held. He paid tribute to Bestman and others for their countless efforts over the years in keeping the team alive. The Liberia’s Black Star has produced some memorable names in the country football history since the coming into being in 1980 in the aftermath of the coup.
Among the notable ones are Kelvin, Dionysus and Tom Sebwe, Thomas Kojo, Oliver Makor, Victor Carr, James Soto Roberts, Leo Gibson, Mombo Saa, Musa Sylla, the late Abu Sylla, Henry Toe, Alex Brown, Alvin Kieh and others. The team was first coached by former national star, Jarwee Quiah now based in South Africa.
The team which started as a community club was a force to reckon with in the 1980s from division 4th to first. It tops all the divisions it ever played in before the onset of the Liberian conflict on 24 December 1989 and even in every decade until it relegation.