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Swedish Club Signs Wilfred Greenfield, But..

Liberia’s Mighty Barrolle has granted permission to its former striker, Wilfred Greenfield to ply his trade in the Swedish league. Greenfield, left here about two months ago to seek greener pasture with a Norwegian team for a trial-out, but fortunately, he landed in Sweden at the invitation of Carlstad United FC 2nd side.

The club was impressed with the performance of the Liberian  and expressed willingness to sign Greenfield on a free transfer deal- meaning his former club, Mighty Barrolle would not benefit from any fees  from the player’s move from the Swedish Club.

The club, Carlstad United Football Club has informed Mighty Barrolle that it will get its share from an onward deal. By then, the Liberian player will improve his game and have a better profile for the football market. Wilfred is going to start a new foundation  to add worth to his current status.

Speaking to the New Dawn, the player Norwegian Manager, Wilhelm  Mryer said that Mighty Barrolle agreed to the new agreement and promised to inform the Liberia Football Association about dispatching the player’s ITC early this week.

“I am not disappointed about his the new agreement  with Carlstad United; my vision and dream is to see him start his new life in Europe, and Mighty Barrolle just have to hold their peace for a better deal soon,” wilhelm  Mryer narrated.

This means, if the deal is done for Wilfred, Liberia will have four players playing in the Swedish league this season. The league will kick off early next month. Striker Amadaiya Rennie of top flight Elfsborg, forward Dioh Williams of BK Häcken, right forward Taurus Manneh and winger Wilfred Greenfield are all signed by Carlstad United.

Two Liberians Shine In Holland

As Liberians continue to earn employment in their soccer career across the world, two Liberians are building up in the Dutch 3rd Division this season for FC Hilversum. FC Hilversum is holding 28 points from 21 games played this season. Both Liberians are regular legs in the team’s campaign to advance to the 2nd division at the end of the season.

Defender Sekou Kamara and forward Youssif Sheriff are making things right for FC Hilversum, as they continue the title race.  Since he arrived 2003 in Holland, Kamara has played for three clubs, sometimes featuring as winger during tough matches.

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The 21 yr-old defender was signed from Roda46 FC in 2009 on a three-season deal.Youssif Sheriff who departed Liberia in 2000 for Holland, has capped for two teams. He was registered with Wessp FC, the club that whipped them on Sunday evening.

After spending most of his time with the youth side, he got a deal with FC Hilversum a season ago, and is hoping to received a high league offer at the end of the season. Sekou started his international career with Dos’s FC in 2003 on a tryout invitation, spending half season at the club.  He was signed on by the club in 2004 for two seasons which ended in 2005. In 2006, the Liberian defender was employed by another Dutch side Roda46 FC..

New Coach For Ajavon Matee

A Liberian-American female basketball star, Ajavon Matee and her teammates at Washington Mystics will have a new coach this season, as they seek the championship.

While most WNBA teams have a few months breather in between the end of the season and the start of free agency, the Washington Mystics have already seen a multitude of changes to the organization.

The biggest change occurred in the front office as Trudi Lacey took over as GML/Head Coach. Following a season in which she was assistant coach and director of basketball operations, Lacey now takes over the wheel with the hope of transforming last season’s regular season success into playoff achievement.

“A year ago I had a completely different mindset,” said Lacey.

“I really didn’t imagine myself in this position. I have really enjoyed it…we have great people and great players on our team and my objective is to compliment that in every way. It’s interesting, it’s like putting a puzzle together, and you just put together one piece at a time,” she said.

In addition to a new head coach come the returns of two very important figures. After missing the entire 2010 season due to an ankle injury, Alana Beard is rehabbing and it looks like she should be ready to come to training in May and joined Ajavon and other players.

The second figure was the Mystics first big free agent re-signing of the off-season, when the team resigned assistant coach Marianne Stanley. Stanley brings continuity from the 2010 team, the most successful team in franchise history. While many fans may focus on the impending free agency, Lacey was overjoyed when the team was able to re-sign Stanley.

“It’s like having a security blanket,” said Lacey. “I have so much respect for her knowledge of the game and value her opinion on players. She knows the style I want to play and I really cannot say enough about her. I am really; really pleased she is coming back.”

“Here is the nice thing; there are several different starting lineups that we could have,” said Lacey. “So it can’t really be set in stone. Lindsey has been a starter, when Alana was healthy she is a starter.” Lacey smiles, a plan is already working in her head, “So there are several way we could go.”

Liberian Athletic Trip Cancelled

It has been revealed in Monrovia that Liberia’s Track and Field delegation will not travel to honor the (ECOWAS) Economic Community of West Africa Youth tournament scheduled for Bamako, Mali next month.

According to the revelation, the selected athletes recruited last week to honor the tryout for slots in the team will remain as first choice for upcoming events. The Liberia Track and Field Federation is now providing more than enough time to better prepare for other international tournaments in the coming months.

Many athletes are going to use the opportunity to increase their endurance rate for excellent performance when they are recalled for tryouts with the national teams. Most of the athletes were selected from the High School Track and Field tournament held last year, as well as the just ended County Sports Meet.

IE’s Coach On Poor Showing

Premiership club, Invisible Eleven’s head coach, Clearance Lee Chea, is due to have a News conference today. The Coach will be addressing reasons affecting the club’s performance in the national league. Lee joined the club from Ghana last year before the start of the league season. Lee only signed on two players of the current roster at the club.

Many fans are shifting the low output of the team to coach Lee, claiming he was responsible for the selection and recruitment of players for this season. Fans of the club are awaiting his  testimony as they are  eager to understand the causes of the team’s continuous poor showing in the premiership league.

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