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Liberia Seeks Local Coach For Lone Star

The Liberia Football Association says it is contemplating on hiring the services of a local coach to handle the senior national team, the Lone Star.

LFA Secretary General Sam Bedford told the New Dawn Sports in an interview that local coaches do know individual players who are involved with the game locally, most especially the ongoing national county meet.

Mr. Bedford said the move will also lead to the organization and development of the senior, U-20 and 17 national teams to partake in international competitions.

He said if the “Lone Star must grow into a formidable team” there’s an urgent need for the selection process to begin from the ongoing National County Meet and National League.

The FA Chief Scribe noted, that players selected to form the National Team would be announced by the football-governing body, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youths and Sports following the National County Meet.

He intimated that at the moment, “a major talent-hunt is ongoing by various coaches as a means of scouting players, whose fate will decide for placement on the Lone Star.

“These are all the fruits of cordiality existing between the Sports Ministry and LFA”.

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“As part of the responsibilities of the technical committee set up between the two institutions,” the FA Secretary lamented, Coaches of the Senior National Team, as well as the U-20 and 17 will also be scouted.

Mr. Bedford said the success of such venture is greatly depending on the corporative efforts between the MYS and FA.

Concluding, he urged the Ministry of Youth and Sports to always see the FA as the manager of the Liberia national soccer team.


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