Liberia Set for Tunisia Decider on Sunday

first_imgLone Star coach James Salinsah Debbah has named a 27-man squad for the Group A Day 6 crucial fixture away to Tunisia on Sunday, 4 September 2016 in Monastir.Liberia share top spot with Tunisia on 10 points each, with the West Africans having the edge on the back of a lone goal win in the reverse meeting between the two sides last September in Monrovia.The Monastir clash is one of the top-liners on the final day of the qualifiers as victory for either side will hand them the group’s automatic ticket to Gabon. The Lone Star almost blew the chances of qualification after giving up a two-goal lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Togo in the penultimate fixture last June at home which saw ‘Les Eperviers’ move to eight points and remain in contention.As part of preparations for the decisive trip to Tunisia, the Lone Stars played a friendly with Morocco’s Team ‘A’ on 31 August 2016 in Casablanca to gauge their readiness before traveling to Monastir.Debbah, a journey man during his playing days, has called up the likes of William Jebor of Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco), Sam Johnson of Djurgarden (Sweden), Anthony Laffor of South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns amongst others in his quest for a positive result to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time in their history after 1996 and 2002.Meanwhile, Togo will face Djibouti in the other Group A at the same time in Lome.Full SquadGoalkeepers: Tommy Sango (LISCR), Garley James (Invincible Eleven)Defenders: Solomon Grimes(Nea Salamina, Cyprus), Trokon Zeon (LISCR), Gizzi Dorbor (Hapoel Afula, Israel), Teah Dennis(Al Ahli, Jordan), Dirkir Glay (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Omega Roberts (FK Donji Srem Pećinci, Serbia), Trokon Zeon, Gizzie Dorbor (Hapoel Afula, Israel), Dominic Tarpeh Doe (Unattached), Hilton Varney (BYC), Joel Johnson (Charlotte Independence, USA)Midfielders: Anthony Snorti Laffor (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Theo Weeks Lewis (Gabala, Azerbaijan), Murphy Oscar Dorley (FK Trakai, Lithuania), Saah Nyumah, Van Dave Harmon (BYC), Dioh Williams ( Gefle, Sweden)Forwards: William Jebor (Wydad Athletic Club, Morocco), Francis Grandpa Doe (NS Matrix, Malaysia), Sam Johnson (Djurgarden, Sweden), Sekou Konneh (Foruna Sittard, Netherlands), Mark Paye (BYC), Emile Daney, Dauda Bortu (Baerum SK, Norway) and Edward Junior Wilson (Perlis, Mayasia)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

U-17 Strikers go 0-2 in final weekend of their season

first_imgEDMONTON, AB. – The Fort St. John U-17 Girls Northern Strikers were in Edmonton for EIYSA Tier 1 League action over the weekend.In the first game, early Saturday the girls lost 3-1 to the second place Scottish FC, with the lone goal courtesy Maelynne Wan, assisted by Emma Lang. The match saw the team lose to the third-seeded Victoria FC by the score of 3-0.This marked the end of the teams 14 game season in Edmonton. The team placed sixth out of seven teams with a 1-10-3 record.- Advertisement –last_img

Done deal! Chelsea announce signing of Belgium striker on five-year contract

first_img1 The striker in action during Belgium’s quarter-final defeat to Wales at the Euro 2016 finals Chelsea have announced the signing of Michy Batshuayi from Olympique Marseille, on a five-year contract.The striker, who becomes Antonio Conte’s first signing for the Blues, took to social media to post an open letter to Marseille supporters on Saturday, confirming he would be leaving the club. The Belgium international scored 17 goals and registered nine assists in Ligue 1 last season, and scored in his country’s 4-0 win over Hungary at the Euro 2016 finals.Batshuayi told Chelsea’s official website: ‘I am delighted to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe and embark on the next chapter in my career. I hope I can help Chelsea win many trophies during my time at Stamford Bridge.‘Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have told me many good things about the club, and with Antonio Conte coming in it’s an exciting time to become a Chelsea player.‘This is a fantastic opportunity for myself and my family, I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League next season.’The fee is believed to be in the region of £33m.last_img read more