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The Chief Patron of Sports, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has challenged players of the Lone Star to work out their best formation to thrash the Zimbabweans in Harare this weekend.

President Sirleaf has announced a US$5,000 package for each player of the national team if victory is secured against Zimbabwe in the second to last Group stage fixture in the 2012 Nations Cup qualifiers. Lone Star is heading for the must win fixture in one of its away series for the qualifiers.

The official delegation is expected to depart Liberia today with shoot stoppers  Nathaniel Sherman and Galley James. Defenders making the trip include Teah Dennis of BYC; Solomon Wisseh from LPRC Oilers; George Gebro, and Francis Myer Garlo of Barrack Young Controllers.

The national team will be jetting Mighty Barrolle’s defensive midfielder Martin Kandu, Patrick Wleh from champion LISCR FC, James Soto Roberts of LPRC Oilers and unattached Francis Grandpa Doe.

Although LFA officials are yet to disclose activities in the next five days before the game with Zimbabwe, details gathered from the training session revealed that Kelvin Sebwe and Thomas Kojo are the two deputies making the trip along side head coach Roberto Landi and other FA officials.

Professional players invited for the game are expected to arrive in Zimbabwe from their respective bases probably by Tuesday evening. But Lone Star center back Jimmy Dixon of Turkish club Manisaspor FC has been ruled out of this crucial weekend match in Harare because he is recovering from a long-term injury.

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