Ben Teekloh’s Romanian club Astra Ploiesti wants the Liberia Football Association to underwrite the player’s medical bills. Astra Ploiesti informed Ben late last week that they will not finance his treatment. The player was involved in a strong tackle during Liberia international friendly with Angola on August 10th in Monrovia when he sustained injury.
Medical reports gathered by the club indicate that Ben needs six months to recover, a situation that will cause him to miss a great portion of the club’s league matches. Although the Liberia Football Association is yet to comment on the player’s health condition, but Ben said, “I spoke with Bility concerning the latest development, but he said they will get back to me.”
Many local fans are anxious to see what level of attention the LFA give to the defensive midfielder. Over the years, the Liberia Football Association had paid less attention to players, who sustained injuries while playing for the national team.
Former Lone Star captain Murphy Nagbe and midfielder Patrick Jackson are the latest players who broke their legs while playing for the country, but these players have complained about poor attention received from the national team by both current and previous leaderships.
Saylee Banned For Speaking
The Liberia Football Association or LFA has been slammed a three-game suspension against LPRC Oilers goalie Saylee Swen due to what is being referred to as “tossing players.” Saylee is to stay off the national team, the Lone Star during the suspension.
According to the football house, Saylee was the mastermind behind players of the Lone Star demand for a game package as a precondition to honoring the international friendly with Niger on August 14th 2011 in Monrovia.
Saylee and Francis Doe were the two players that asked the local football house to pay their money before they could play, but the FA boss Musa Bility requested to speak with the leader of the group and Saylee stood up as leader and presented the players’ demand.
Although Saylee was given the chance to start between to poles for Lone Star, the local football house resulted to punishing the shoot stopper who has served the country for many years. Reports from the Lone Star before the suspension said the manner in which the players were approached by President Musa Bility was in appropriate.