Mighty Barrolle defense midfielder, Martin Kandu’s impressive potential has gained more attention after silencing Spanish champion Barcelona-Malian forward Keita at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium last weekend during the Liberia Vs Mali last Nations Cup qualifiers.
Kandu commonly known across Liberia as “Mikel” came to senior national stage after he was scouted by Lone Star’s current head coach Roberto Landi during his club Mighty Barrolle’s league fixture at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
The defensive block has been a national call to duty since the player came to the national team, the Lone Star. He performed dismally in Nigeria when Liberia lost to the Dream Team of Nigeria 6-0 in the second leg of the All African Games qualifiers.
Kandu was a full flesh for Lone Star during their Bronze title race at the 2nd Edition of the West African Football Union (WAFU).
According to Roberto Landi’s plan to develope a strong home based squad, he has tipped Martin as a future replacement for Lone Star’s most disciplined player Ben Teekloh, who is currently nursing injuries.
Monrovia FC CEO Wilhelm Myer selective apparatus singled out the Liberian defensive midfielder and jetted him to Norway and Sweden for tryouts, but Kandu was unable to complete to switch due to what he called bad approach from Liberian Sweden linking manager Tore Elliasson.
Since he returned to Liberia in August and rejoined the national team delegation that played Angola and Niger in the international friendly, he was also tripped to Zimbabwe where Liberia went down 3-0 in Harare, and was a starting leg in Lone Star 2-2 match with Mali on the 8th of October.
According to emerging details about the player’s future in the upcoming international transfer window, reports indicate that he may be heading to Portugal or back to Sweden where clubs are still eying his signature for next season.
Abu Sando Shines in South Africa
Liberia’s international ball forwarding midfielder Abu Sando, contracted by South African 1st division contingent Aziz Kara (FCAK), is enjoying after a belated start of the South African First Division due to the club ownership crisis that has been resolved by the Sports Arbitration Board.
FC AK has collected 5 points from three games with the young Liberian international engineering more assistants for the team striker department. FC AK notched a 4-3 win over Witbank Spurs at the Ackerville Stadium on Sunday, after drawing with Bay United and then AmaTuks in their opening catch-up fixtures.
Skipper veteran Zimbabwean Elasto Kapowezha and Kyle Koert added to a brace by Joshua Sauls for a victory that saw the club moved from the bottom of the 16-team log to 14th position.
Lone Star deputy coach Thomas Kojo contract with the club is still running due to the negotiation between the club and the Liberia Football Association.
On Wednesday, the club faced second-placed Blackburn Rovers at the Eldorado Park Stadium and will travel to the Mother City to clash with FC Cape Town this weekend.