Liberian national football team have been dealt a major blow ahead of Sunday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against DR Congo after 19-year-old Newcastle United U23 star Mohammed Sangare and Portugal based AD Sanjoanes striker Terrance Tisdell from the squad.
Sangare who was born in Liberia but has lived in England since he was 14 was unable to travel since he did not have copy of his residence permit and therefore travelling back from Liberia would be hectic for the youngstar who was looking forward to his maiden cup with the Lone Stars.
“Sangare has a valid Liberian passport but if he travels to Monrovia without his residence permit, getting back will give him problems,” confirmed LFA manager.
“We thought it would be in the best interest of both parties that he secures his documents before coming to Monrovia. He tried to fast-track the issuance of his residence permit, which went missing but it will be issued next week, he added.
Liberia’s head coach Thomas Kojo has forced to call up Turkey based striker Tonia Tisdell to replace Terrance who is yet to acquire a residence permit following his move to Portugal from Mozambique’s CD Costa do Sol.