The senior and junior national football teams of Liberia have received a major setback ahead of its London 2012 and African Cup of Nations qualifiers schedule less than 90 days away. Russian premiership runner-up CSKA Moscow Liberia goal netter Sekou Jabateh was last week ruled out of action by Italian doctors.
The player underwent a operation on the left leg that supported his two goals he netted in three matches for Liberia. Medical reports schedule the 20-year old striker to return to action in two months.
Although the player exception aim a shorter time contrary to the doctor professional report; miracle could be realized in the player recovering progress.
The fact yet to be established is who is capable of replacing the youngster in the attacking session of Lone Star. On the local seen, there is yet any potential home base attacker to eye for that role; all the active local base attackers with the under-23 are not pouching in goals and providing assistance as Sekou.
Recently, the Liberia Under-23 compulsory win game was secured to a penalty kick off by the Russian base lone goal that was level by the Shooting Star of Sierra Leone attacker Bagaura.
The Russian league is currently on vacation; the operation on the striker leg may lead the club to a surprise package for Liberia; requesting the player to be excluded from the national team away match to Cape Verde on March 28, 2010.
Francis Doe who allegedly claimed to have resigned from the national team due to return flight to Egypt after a national duty here is another question yet to be addressed. Bicskei may have no option if Sekou is not available for the fixture by inviting some new names into his camp.
Andrew Blamo of Finland, Ben Martin Playing in Israel, Lone Star may turn to the legs of strange faces; Ben Martin of Nazareth Illit FC in Israel, William Jebro employed in Egypt, reconsider Dioh William from Denmark, James Strongman Gbilee of Shillong Lojong FC, Melvin Tarley of NSC Minnesota Star and others.
Senior Pro Gears Up For Grand Bassa
Grand Bassa County will host the Senior Professionals this weekend in two friendly matches. The team is working in collaboration with the National Elections Commission to encourage Liberians to turn up in their numbers to partake in the ongoing Voter’s registration process.
The senior pro made of former national team players were in the Barnesville estate last Sunday, Their presence on the soccer pitch against the All Stars of Barnesville was witnessed by numerous fans and they were able to share the message of encouragement to that community to register for the coming national general and presidential election.
During their last match, Kelvin Sebgew netted two goals, while former national team captain Joe Nagbe registered his name on the score sheet with a power shoot. The Deputy Defence Minister for Operations, Dionysius Sebwe will be displaying his defensive ability to the citizens of Grand Bassa at the county fairground sport pitch as the face that county’s team.
Rural residents will have the opportunity to see their stars after a long period of time. The game is expected to gather thousands of citizens. The Senior Pro’s are scheduled to travel to most of the counties during the registration process. They will not cover the entire country in the one month period.
Prince Darqueen Gearing Up In Thailand
Liberia striker presently honoring a tryout in Thailand was impressive in his first preseason action for Prattaya United FC. The game was a build up match to the resumption of the premier league in Thailand this month.
The striker will have to be at his best soccer deployment to secure a slot on the team; many Africans are also at the club site with the same ambition of signing. Darqueen spent most of his maturing soccer attitude in Ghana; he was a member of last season’s Glo Ghanaian premiership champion Chelsea preseason delegation.
He appeared in numerous preseason matches and tournament before his manager refusal for the Liberian to signature for the club due to low enumeration. During his stayed in Ghana; Darqueen troupe with former premiership side Tema Youth during their term in the premier league. But it is not cleared while the player presence at the club did not earn him a slot on the team.
His tryouts experience gathered over the years will be proven during his justification term at the Thailand club this month. Speaking to the New Dawn Sports from his hotel room in Thailand; Prince said the level of maturity due from you as a trailer is very huge, “the club is a professional team and you have to score a particular mark during your justification.”
If all goes well with the youngster in Thailand during his term there; Liberia under-23 will have a finisher to play in the grape for sideliner Sekou Jabateh.