IF Mark Pabai’s Instagram bio is anything to go by, the Utrecht youngster, is seem open to representing the Lone Star of Liberia after recently adding a Liberian flag to his profile.
Lone Star Coach Peter Butler seem to have a rocky defense ahead of the resumption of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The Englishman has a huge task of qualifying the team to Qatar 2022 or building a formidable team that will compete on the soccer continent.
Liberia is paired in Group C against Nigeria, Cape Verde and Central Africa for the qualifying which will be real test for Butler, following his one year contract extension to guide the Lone Star.
A rebuilt Lone Star team seem to be best for the former Westham United Player and Halifax Town Coach, as the likes of Teah Dennis,Dikir Glay,Gizzie Dorbor all seem to be out of his new look Liberian team.
Butler is believed to be searching for numbers of young and potential players to beef up his Lone Star team and have lineup several foreign players with Liberian background to bring on board for a perfect selective and competitive Lone Star.
The Coach is said to be getting rid of the old hands,likes Anothny Laffor, Gizzie Dorbor,William Jebor and Tonia Tisdell plus few disobedience players who’s seem not part of the coach plans.
Liberian Sports International have reliable learn that the Coach has now been given the greenlight from the Liberia Football Association (LFA) to choose the best creams of players in and out of Liberia to represent the national team.
According to local reports numbers of European-born Liberian players including Leeds United Nohan Kenneh, Mustapha Fofana of Strømsgodset Toppfotball, Christian Saydee of Bournemouth, Abdulmalik Abdul of Arminia Hannover and Mark Pabai of Utrecht have all come into the Spotlight of the Coach plan.
Age cashing defender Teah Dennis, and the retirement of Gizzie Dorbor just in the light, Liberia only has Joel Johnson of Charlotte Independence as the best in defense.
While Liscr Jeremy Saybe, Bea Mountain Kemo Kamara, LPRC oilers Alvin Marcornel and Europe-returnee Eugene Swen, are just few young players the coach could take key lookout on for defending the country colors.
So Mark Pabai the Utrecht Academy and Othello Bah of Miami FC are two good products seem to fits the bill to be added to the Lone Star defense.
Liberia Football Association president Mustapha Raji in a TalkSports Forum with Coach Peter Butler 2019, claim that the local football house have already started pursing players with Liberian heritage including Mark Pabai,Christian Saydee and Peter Wilson the Swedish-born Liberian who have already represented Liberia, among the best of local talents to fit the Lone Star.
With that Boost from the LFA President, number of players have express interests in representing the Liberia’s National team.
Recently, Ivorian -born Dutch forward Moussa Sanoh of Gaz Medians had pledge his allegiance to Liberia, likewise Abdul Abdulmalik of Armenia Hannover, George Gibson of Sandejford,Gerald Ben of MiPK,Harry Kossigbo of Vinkingit FC, Mustapha Fofana of Strømsgodset, and Vajebah Sarkor of OFI Crete among others whom have all desires interests in wearing the Red, White and Blue shirt.
Pabai,19,has not been cap-tied by a Senior National team Football Association, meaning the Liberia Football Association are still in the race for his services.
Born to a Liberian parents in Monrovia, but grew up in Netherlands Pabai have already represented the Orange at youth level.
The promising defender, who earlier this year signed his first professional contract with Football Club Utrecht, had turned down a chance to represent the Lone Star.
The Jong Utrecht player had denied a national called-up to play for Liberia against Chad in an Africa’s 2021 Cup of Nations qualifier stating personal reason for his failure to adhere to the FA invites.
But with his change of Bio on Instagram to Liberian flag,Liberians have began crazily excited about the youngster coming.
Some fans have even suggested that is time that Mark Pabai, play for Liberia.
In a local Talking Sports posts fans became congratulating the defender for his wishes.
Nyeleker P. Kerkulah:commented -He’s full of talents!!! Youthful come home talent. Shad Jesus Wlutob -Youthful player, Henry G. Telo- Good to hear that congratulations to you bro fly the Liberian flag, Sampson Tiah: there is no were like home and Stanley Mathies: Thank God for Step 1, and many others comments.
Meanwhile,Liberians are hoping Mark Pabai get a chance and an invites to play for Liberia in the next World Cup qualifying,which resumes in May 2021.
The youngster on Friday played full 90minutes as Jong Utrecht beat Volendam 1-0 in an Eerste round two matches.