Liberia

Local Lone Star began preparation for CHAN Qualifier

Liberia’s Lone Star is gearing up for the CHAN 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier , the Local Lone Star , has since began training at its famous home ground the Antionette Tubman Staduim, with high cream of domestic League player
Coach Thomas Kojo confirmed his final squad of 25 players for the 2020 CAF African Nations Championships.
Kojo named three goalkeepers, eight defenders, Nine midfielders and five strikers in his team.
LPRC Oilers Prince Wlame, Barrack Young Controllers ,Alpha Jalloh and LISCR FC, Ashley Williams are the three goalkeepers in the 25-man side.
Kojo said his side had commerced training in order to be in good and physical condition for the clash with the teranga Lions.
Also making the professional Lone Star home base listing is veteran Watanga midfielder Isaac Zola Pupo whom recently made a return to the local league after spells in Asia and Europe.
The former Panionios , Kelantan and Hammarby Midfielder last featured for Liberia in an 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier prelimenary Clash with Lesotho in Monrovia , on the 18th May 2014, where he stirred in the 1-0 victory.
Since than the experience midfielder has failed to nil down a place in the Liberia National team, taking a brief spell away from the game with Muscules injury that kept him out for almost a year without kicking the ball.
The former Kelantan Midfielder made a shock return to active football last Campaign signing for first division Club Watanga FC, and had a great impact with the Club excellent run in the 2018/2019 Season.
Making the LONE STAR provisional list is LISCR FC’s enegetic defender Dirkir Glay, who made the cut after nearly two-year absence from the team.
Glay who played a vital role as LISCR FC clinched the FA Cup last wored the Shirt of the LONE STAR in a 3-0 defeat to Zimbabwe in Harare, an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier AFCON 2019 on June 11, 2017.
Nine fresh faces is added to Kojo team for the crucial CHAN qualifier, those included are LPRC Oilers’ goalkeeper Prince Wlame,Liscr FC’s Midfielder Armah Ayo Vaikainah, Dennis Wesseh of Watanga FC, and Varney Dukuly of Nimba United, other new recruit includes young promising defender Sampson Dweh of Champions LPRC Oilers, Emmanuel Clarke of Nimba FC, fast winger Terry Sackor of LPRC Oilers and Mark Yallah of Muscat FC, who will all have first opportunity to work with the national team.
The Junior LONE STAR have already became preparation at the famous Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Central Monrovia ahead of the first leg tie schedule between July 26-28 and the return leg is in Dakar from August 2-4.
The aggregate winner will meet the silly nationelle of Guinea over two legs in the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone A on the weekend of September 20-22 and October 18-20.
Forty-seven (47) teams will battle for 15 places to join host Ethiopia for the sixth finals in January and February.

Liberia Squad for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN)
Goalkeepers: Prince Wlame (LPRC Oilers), Alpha Jalloh (Barrack Young Controllers or BYC), Ashley Williams (LISCR FC)

Defenders: Alvin Maccornel, Nuwo Johnson, Aloysius Simujla and Samson Dweh (LPRC Oilers); Kemoh Kamara and Dirkir Glay (LISCR FC); Emmanuel Clarke (Nimba FC) and Carlos Williams (Watanga FC)

Midfielders: Armah Vaikainah, Sam Jackson and Edward Ledlum (LISCR FC); Isaac Pupo and Dennis Wesseh (Watanga FC); Kelvin Potis and Ketu Jerbo (BYC); Ebenezer Solo (LPRC Oilers) and Marvin Blapoh (Monrovia Club Breweries)
Strikers: Mark Karley (Pags FC), Christopher Jackson (LISCR FC), Varney Dukuly (Nimba United), Terry Sackor (LPRC Oilers) and Mark Yallah (Muscat FC)

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