Premiership outfit Liberia-FCAK renamed Monrovia FC has enhanced their squad ahead of the national football league with report that Monrovia FC has signed some several upcoming stars.
“We are happy to announce the signing of the fast winger Hilton Varney, defensive, hard working midfielder Varney Fobia, and creative midfielder Andrew Nagbe and upcoming goals scorer, striker Abraham Kamara. Welcome to Monrovia FC boys!”, a statement released by the club read.
The club is also expected to import Akeem Aminu, a central defender from the Nigerian Pepsi Academy; the tall and fast Nigerian will join a defense with quality players like Archie Zeah and Al-Hassan Kromah already in the line-up.
The club preseason technical staff is built around Coach Aki, formerly of Nimba FC, who is to head Monrovia FC’s pre-season trainings together with newly promoted Assistant Coach (and former Monrovia FC player) Momo Kpadeh. Former Handball Star Louis Flemister will also run a physical programme for the team to enhance the strength and speed of players.
The club Norwegian CEO said, “We have spent approximately $3,000 totaling (Two Hundred and Sixteen Thousand Liberian Dollars) $216,000LD on signings so far, so well behind Fassell FC and we intend to keep developing young players instead of spending money on mature and expensive ones where the clubs demand an unreasonable amount, but we are yet to close our signing book”, Wilhelm Myrer narrated.
Since the introduction of the Norwegian (Wilhelm Myrer) to Liberian football, Monrovia FC have exported more than half dozens of Liberians to the Swedish middle leagues.
Liberians players that were exported include Taurus Manneh, Desmond Richards and Wilfred Greenfield to 2nd division Carlsdat United BK; James Teaway Jr. to 4th Division VIK IF; forward Kpah Sherman signed with Harnosand FF; Eddie Yah sent to Sundsvall IFK and Prince Somah, who is currently on the next season roaster of Sundsvall IFK, but honoring tryout in Sweden for any option to advance to the top level.
Liberia’s First Choice
The soccer career of Lone Star’s trusted goal-keeper Nathaniel Sherman, who also plays for UMC Roots FC international, continues to receive boost since he took over from internationals Sunday Seah and veteran goalie Louis Crayton.
Sherman has been handed the post since the arrival of Italian Roberto Landi as head coach of the national team to replace the late Hungarian Bertalan Bisckie. The late Bisckie started a journey that ended as a failed dream for the Bility Administration to secure a qualification slot for Liberia to the Nations Cup.
Sherman arrived at the national team ahead of Liberia Vs Ivory Coast first leg played in Ghana, and since then he has blocked Galley James of Watanga FC, Sam Cooper transferred to BYC from Mighty Barrolle and suspended LPRC Oilers shoot stopper Saylee Sweh.
Although currently considered as the best for the country, fear expressed on his face during international matches are having less impact on the man during these days, but fans vividly read the fear on Sherman’s face during Lone Star’s 1-0 home victory against Cape Verde in Monrovia about two months ago.
His appearance between the poles for the Lone Star has shifted the national team local contingent in a better position, protected in forward by a couple of local defenders: Teah Dennis, Alpha James and Morris Karba.
According to Roberto Landi during his first interview months ago at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, his dream is to establish a solid local base team, and Liberians are seeing it from the local goal keepers and defenders he inherited from the late Bertalan Bisckie.