Many football fans who watch last Sunday match between Liberia and The Gambia are calling for the search of a reserve sweeper as immediate replacement for 42-year old, Joe “Armstrong” Nagbe.
Though, the fans applauded the long service render the country by the defender, but they are also of the view that the time is now for some corrective measures to be put in place for Nagbe to hang-up his boot and make way for fresh leg.
Joe at the moment is in charge of Liberia central half back based on his experience in the game, but fans appear not to be satisfied with his work rate, including endurance and speed due to old age.
To this end, the fans want national team’s technical staff to begin the search by identifying a potential replacement for the experience defender before it gets too late for the country. The fans views were based on last Sunday match which Liberia won narrowly by 3-2.
But one of the possible replacements for Nagbe could be Jimmy Dixon who has been out of national duty since Liberia engagement with Cape Verde Island both at home and away.
Dixon absent from the national team service has led to the introduction of Teah Dennis and Joe Nagbe. Nagbe played over 20 years of both club and national teams’ football at home and abroad from the 1980s up to present. Tails
IFK Harnosand Concludes Kennedy Deal
Liberia upcoming defensive midfielder Arnold Kennedy playing in Sweden has advanced from 3rd Division to 2nd Division after signing for IFK Harnosand on Tuesday evening.
The deal was sealed after the Liberian impressive session with the 2nd division outfit few days ago when he returned from America on Vacation. Kennedy joined the Swedish league early this year from Jamaican premiership club Village United when he sealed a transfer to Sundsvall IFK in the Swedish 3rd Division.
While playing at Sundsvall IFK, Kennedy partnership with fellow countryman Anthony Allison during the first phase of the Swedish league and played only one game in the second phase before he signed his new contract with IFK Harnosand on Tuesday.
IFK Harnosand is the employer of former Liberia Black Star forward Victor Carr, the club interest in Liberians led to the signing of Arnold Kennedy. Kennedy and Victor Carr are currently playing under the management of Tore Eliasson, the owner of LIB/Sports base in Sweden.
Cokie Set To Pilot APC Leopards
Liberia international forward Abraham Cokie of Kenyan premiership outfit APC Leopards will led his club attacking edge as they battle Western Stima at the National Stadium today.
APC Leopards is struggling to obtain a win this season. The club was whipped 1-3 by Gor Mahia FC on Sunday. The result keeps APC Leopards 12th on the premiership ladder with 19 points from seventeen matches played this season. The club has managed only six wins and a single draw from the seventeen outings and was beaten in ten matches.
Meanwhile, former Mighty Barrolle forward Freeman Mulbah of Thika United will have to wait until Sunday to settle with Chemelil Sugar at the Chemelil stadium. Thika United is producing better result this season compare to APC Leopards that has loss ten matches: United is 10th on the table with 21 points from seventeen matches this season.
Another Liberian Morris Dukuly of Congo United will host Karuturi Sports in the first league match of the season to be played at the Municipal Stadium, now open following a long period of closure due to renovations.
Previously, league games in Mombasa had been taking place at the Kenya Ports Authority Sports Club, Mbaraki, home of KPL side Bandari. Congo United is 15th on the Kenyan premiership counter with fourteen points from seventeen matches; the Liberian joined the club during midseason for the rest of the season.