Former South African 1st Division club Aziz Kara FC academy team player, Liberian midfielder, Joel Toe was in action for the Lone Star national Under-20 team Sunday against the former Professionals “Senior Pros” Sunday with a hope of seeking a permanent slot on the team.
Joel is expected to formally join the national Under-23 today as they kickoff their preparation session ahead of the Liberia-Ivory Coast match soon. Joel Toe alliance “2-short” arrived in the country from Tunisia as a result of the recent political instability that has slowed the pace of soccer in the North African state.
Joel began his career with Gedi & Sons in early 2000. The midfielder also made his name in commercial leagues across Monrovia during his stayed in the country.
He was a member of Gedi & Sons squad that led the team to the 3rd division league and won other offseason trophies for the club. The midfielder left the country on June 18, 2003, onboard a Ghanaian Gunboat that came to Liberia to rescued Ghanaian citizens at the height of the crisis in 2003.
Joel Toe moved to Accra where he joined the family of 1995 FIFA world best George Oppong Weah on recommendation of former Lone Star attacker Alex Brown.
Joel started his foreign career with Ghanaian first division side, Marchland FC; after a season with the club, Joel joined Ghanaian all time best player Abedi Pele’s Nania FC in the same league one.
After another season at Nania FC, he was invited to South Africa to honor a tryout with current league one side Aziz Kara FC the employer of Abu Sando. He made the trip with other Liberian talents that were scouted by the club; Moses Weah, James Koko Lomell, Abu Sando and Wolo Weah.
Joel made the youth side of the team and completed his stayed at Aziz Kara academy before returning to Ghana last year for a break and he got the chance to play in North Africa for few months. The midfielder is scheduled to spend about two months in Liberia and is expected to line-up for national Under-23 Lone Star football team during this period.
The player is linked to a preseason contract with a European side to play in an offseason tournament due to kickoff in mid April.
Amadaiya Rennie Wins
Former mighty Barrolle attacker Amadaiya Rennie employed by Swedish top side Elfsborg FC AC in the last season has won the Atlantic Cup in Portugal. The Swedish side is currently basing in Portugal as they continued their preseason matches. Rennie was introduced in the second half of the game to contribute his effort in ensuing that the club starts the season with a trophy.
In the Greek Super league; Isaac Pupo Greek’s side Panionios FC fell away to Ergotelis FC 2-0. In league one; Dulee Johnson 2nds place side Panathinkos won 2-1 at home against visitor Pierikos FC, while Solomon Grimes of Ethnikos FC won away 1-0 to Anagennisi FC yesterday.
Four Liberians came alive in Israel on Saturday; Patrick Doeplah botched with Hapoel Kfar Saba as they fell 0-4 away to Hapoel Nir. Gizzie Dorbor of Hapoel Herzliya was whipped away by Hapoel Bnei Lod 3-1; Ben Martin and Amos Kollie played in Hapoel Nazareth Illit 0-0 away clash to Hapoel Rishon Lezion.
In South Africa on Saturday, Anthony Laffor line-up with SuperSport United during their 2-1 away defeat to Ajax Cape Town, while Abu Sando shined with Aziz Kara as they whipped United FC 2-1 away.
In Turkey, three Liberians were in action; Jimmy Dixon of Manisaspor fell away to Fenerbahce 3-1 on Saturday, Theo Weeks of Ankaragucu FC failed to draw away as Kayserispor beat them 2-1. In turkey league one Tonia Tisdell came alive during Mersin idamyurdu FC when they defeated Samsurpor FC on Sunday. Alex Fallah and Shapay Johnson were expected top resume league action in Philippines on Sunday; the country top flight was suspended due to national game.
In Australia, Alex Jackson was on the score sheet in his club White City FC second match of the Carlsberg preseason Cup tournament. Jackson scored the winner of the game in the 76thminutes after his teammate; Victor Ribiero got the opener in the first half of the game against Cumberland United.
Former Gardnerville FC striker, Sam Jadoe was in action for Wallidan FC a league two side in Gambia. Wallidan FC Won Re de Banjul FC Gambia 2-1 on Friday.