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Liberian striker Patrick Doeplah was in his second club action during Hapoel Kfar Saba FC 3-0 home victory over Hapoel Bnei Lod FC in the State Cup.

Fellow Liberian defender George Baysah is yet to participate in the club matches since the league resumed last week. Baysah watched from the bench during the 0-0 draw on Saturday, and 3-0 on Tuesday against Hapoel Bnei Lod FC. It was both clubs’ second meeting in less than a week.

Liberia’s left-back, Gizzie Dorbor had a bad share of the State Cup. His club Hapoel Irony Hertzelia fell at home to visiting side, Maccabi Beer Sheva FC 0-3. Hapoel Irony Hertzelia resumes league action on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at home to Maccabi Herzliya FC.

Ben Martin’s club, Hapoel Nazareth Illit fell away to Maccabi Herzliya 1-2 in the state club. Recently, Hapoel Nazareth Illit lost 9 points  flowing investigation by the Israeli Football Federation for foul played.

They will challenge Maccabi Bat Yam on Saturday in their 17th league fixture. In Egypt, Weaka Wisseh’s club side, Al Mareekh drew 0-0 away to Cement Suez FC on Tuesday. The 0-0 result increases the team’s chances of entering the safe zone on the league table.

“we played our best, but it never produced goals as we expected,” he noted. In Turkey, Jimmy Dixon’s club, Manisaspor FC bowed at home to German side, Stuart FC 1-4.
It was the club’s first preparation match for the second half of the Turkish premier league.  Manisaspor FC will be at home when Besiktas FC travel to them on Jan-12-2011.

Meanwhile, since the promise by the head of the Liberia Football Association, Musa Bility for a new era in soccer across the country, things seem not be on course. Normally, game fixtures are made by the FA to have two phases.

But recently, the surprise package for clubs and soccer fans was opened when the FA announced that its premier league will focus only one phase. The head of competition at the Liberia Football Association, Mr. Benedict Yesahh told New Dawn Sports that the decision was made by the executive committee, which is made up of club officials.

Yesahh said he  did not attend the meeting that resulted to the decision. “They came up with their decision, but I cannot tell who made the proposal for a one- phase league.”

The spoke man of the FA told the New Dawn that there were several other factors  responsible for the decision, which he did not say. The current fixture for games is also characterized by confusion among theclubs.

Western Stima To Sign Two Liberians

Kenyan premier league side Western Stima is close to signing two Liberians. The players from local side, Oilers arrived in Kenya nearly four months ago. Ernest Karneh and Alex Whittemore began active training sessions since their arrival at the team’s camp last year. Western Stima is the employer of Liberia center back Alex Karmo.

According to reports, the players are in talks with the officials of the club, and that things are working out for them in a perfect way. The two players operate from the left-back and attack, and their inclusion will help the team during the coming season, having finished 8th on the league table last season.

Ernest Kanneh, with  an international experience, played for 2nd division side Enforces FC in Ghana in the Ghanaian league. He also played for Bong County two seasons ago, scoring two goals against Nimba County in the semi final at the SKD Sports Stadium.

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