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Lone Star in Top Form for Mali

Two Liberian midfielders in Israel, on Saturday, was in top form for their Israeli division one side.

Patrick Doeplah and George Baysah were involved in Hapoel Kfar Saba’s away victory to Iron Yam Bat, the former club of Liberia’s recalled left-back for the trip to Mali, Gizzie Dorbor.

Patrick Doeplah was named among the fifteen overseas players invited by Lone Star’s head coach Betanla Bicskei to face the Eagle of Mali in Bamako this weekend. Doeplah was on the score sheet for Hapoel Kfar Saba last midweek in their 3-1 home victory against Ronnana, and assisted in H.K. Saba’s home victory.

He renewed his contract with H.K. Saba after the Liberia-Zimbabwe match last month.  The midfielder is expected to start for Lone Star away to the Eagles of Mali this weekend.

Meanwhile Liberia’s right back, Solomon Grimes will join the Lone Star in Bamako midweek after playing in Ethnikos’ 0-0 away draw to Anagenisi Karditsasa on Sunday in Greece.  The right footer will have to provide more crosses this weekend for Lone Star forwards.

Solomon Grimes said “I am ok with the current forwards we have; it is better than our last home match against Zimbabwe with the inclusion of Francis Doe and Amadaiya Rennie.”

Unnamed Liberian midfielder for the Mali game, Isaac Popu’s Greece club Panionios FC went down 1-0 at home to Kavala FC. Popu was dropped from the Lone Star match away to Mali this week due to his poor performance during the team’s last home match with Zimbabwe last month.

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Liberian forward Amadaiya Rennie will join the team with a victory spirit after being part of his Swedish club side Elfsborg 4-1 home victory against visitor Tvidaberg.

Amadaiya Rennie was named as a reserved player for Liberia home match with Zimbabwe last month, but with lots of pressure on Lone Star Coach Bertalan to improve forward capacity of the team, Bertalan recalled Amadaiya Rennie as a full member of the delegation to face Mali.

Reconsidered Dulee Johnson’s Swedish side AIK Stockholm had a bad weekend battle when they traveled away to Djurgarden where they bowed 2-1.  Dulee Johnson remains hopeful ahead of Liberia home match to Cape Verde.

Liberian center defender Jimmy Dixon will be careful against the Eagles of Mali this weekend, after experiencing a lost in the Turkish top league after his club Manisaspor FC dropped three points to Kayserispor FC on Saturday in the Turkish top flight.

Meanwhile, in Egypt, three Liberians will be in action for their respective clubs. Weaka Wesseh will lead his side, Al Mareekh FC in their second match in the Egyptians First Division football league, while Weaka saw full action last week when Al Mareekh drew 1-1 with Gasco FC.

Nuzohn Kulala will also be at home with El Mahalla FC midweek to visitor Gasco that drew home with Al Mareekh.  In the second division league, Yao Abblode will be in Malia Sporting Club starting line-up as they travel away to Frazer FC.

Another Liberian to battle midweek in Egypt is Patrick Dolopei of Le Regab FC, formerly of Liberian top side Mighty Blue Angel.  Former IE defender Markson Gray is expected to put pen to paper early this month for a top side in Asia.

Gray said “I am sure of making it big.” But he said he will reveal club details early this week to this paper.  At the same time, two Liberian players in Maldives want the attention of the FA for inclusion in the under -23 side for future matches.

Layee Kamara, who last played for NPA in the Liberian premier league, currently plays for premiership side Club AYL along with Chris Momolu Zubah. Both Liberians are regular players for Club AYL as they battle for the Maldives premierships. Treble champion Black Star midfielder remains unattached until mid season in Egypt.

Bill Sheriff last played for Nigerian premiership club Heartland FC last season. The midfielder is in Egypt currently waiting mid season to finalize his deal

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