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Swedish -born Liberian Hellberg Seth enjoys dream debut as Liberia beat Sierra Leone in World Cup Qualifier

Seth Hellberg

IK Brage midfielder Hellberg Seth had a debut to remember as he become the first Swedish born player to marked his debut for Liberia and start for the Lone Star in this millennium of football.

The 24-year-old, who impressed on his full debut against the Sierra Leone at Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports Complex, was born on 19 August 1995, the midfielder sorted to be the king of the match as Liberia down Sierra Leone 3-1 in the preliminary round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Seth produced excellent skills and some good control and nice’s touches on the ball to inspires the Liberian team that turn spectators wide at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex with his amazing skills.
“Seth did a great job for the first game, he was impressive on the ball, he was also in front and he did a good job”, deputy coach Christopher Wreh said about the attacking player after the game.

I was impress with his performance a lad who play for the first time in Africa is amazing to see that and he give us lot of hope in midfield “, his combination with Njie and dorley was all together in good workings that brought us the result , Wreh added.

The Liberia men’s national team defeated the Leone’s Star of Sierra Leone 3-1 in an international World Cup qualifier on Wednesday night. Goal from South African base Terrence Tisdell of Baroka FC from the penalty spot in the 18th minute put the Lone Star in proceedings until halftime.

Back from the break the visitors mounted pressure on the host , who succumb to Kwame Quee goal that level things up, the Vikingur IF forward score from a Musa N. Tombo Kamara assists to bring his side back into the game in the 56minute.

Despite the equalizer the Lone Star was able to take control of proceedings, When English base Newcastle Midfielder Mo Sangare score an 82-minute penalty to convert the match in Coach Peter Butler men’s way, the goal was Sangare first international goal for his country in his home soil debut for the Lone Star.
Real Salt Lake forward Sam Johnson added a strike in the 89th minute to secure the match for Butler men’s who take a two goal advantage to sierra Leone in the return fixture in four days time. the win give the Liberia some momentum in this World Cup Qualifier series.
Liberia and tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti are the only home winners in eight first-round first-leg ties.

However, Sierra Leone need at least two goals without conceding, if they are to overcome their Liberian counterparts in Sunday’s second leg tie at the siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown on September 8.
The first leg contest marked Sierra Leone return to international football after a year long FIFA ban.

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