MONROVIA, Montserrado – The Liberia Football Association has released a list of 13 foreign-based players it has invited for Liberia’s 2022 World Cup preliminary round qualifiers against Sierra Leone.
The list, which was released by the football house over the weekend, includes seven Europe-based players, three in Asia, two in North America, and one based in Africa.
Notable names in the list are captain William Jebor, who recently signed with Al-Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, former captain Teah Dennis who currently plays in the Indian fourth-tier league for Southern Samity, striker Sam Johnson of Real Salt Lake in the Major League Soccer, and Murphy Oscar Dorley, who signed with Czech league champions Slavia Prague. There were also new additions, with the Swedish born Seth Hellberg who plays for Ik Brage in the Swedish second-tier league.
Born in Sweden on August 19, 1995, Hellberg began his career with IF Brommapojkarna youth setup in 2011 before moving to the senior team in 2013. Hellberg spent a season with IF Brommapojkarna and joined Syrianska FC in 2016. Following two years at Syrianska FC, he moved to IK Brage in 2018 on a two-year deal. He’s made 19 appearances this season, scoring one goal and assisting three.
Liberia will host their West African counterparts on Wednesday, September 4 in Monrovia before the return leg on Tuesday, September 10.
Full list of invited players:
Defenders: Joel Johnson Alajarin (Charlotte Independence, United States), Eugene Swen (Energetik-BSU, Belarus) and Teah Dennis (South Samity, India)
Midfielders: Mohammed Sangare (Newcastle United under-23, England), Oscar Murphy Dorley (Slovan Liberec, Czech Republic), Seth Kanteh Hellberg (IK Brage, Sweden), Allen Njie (Grasshopper Club, Switzerland), Sylvanus Nimely (Spartak Moscow 2, Russia), Terrance Tisdell (Baroka, South Africa) nd Tonia Tisdell (Nea Salamis Famagusta, Cyprus)
Forwards: William Jebor (Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates), Kpah Sherman (PKNS, Malaysia) and Sam Johnson (Real Salt Lake, United States of America)
Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.