Lone Star Squad Named for 2019 WAFU Nations Cup

MONROVIA, Montserrado – The Liberia Football Association has released the final list of players to represent the country in the 2019 WAFU Nations Cup that will be hosted in Senegal.

The football house released a list comprising of players in the first and second division of Liberian football. Surprisingly, there was no place in the team for the 2019 Liberia Football Association second division top scorer, Jestino Jackson of Barrack Young Controller II. However, the list included Mark Karlay, who scored 18 goals in the second division with Pags FC, but is currently with LISCR Football Club. Mark Yallah of Muscat Football Club, who also scored 18 goals in the second division, will also represent his country.

After representing Liberia in the CHAN qualifiers against Senegal, Nimba United striker Varney Dukuly and LPRC Oilers forward Terry Sackor missed out in the team for the World Cup qualifiers against Sierra Leone, but they have been named in the final squad for the WAFU Cup in Senegal.

Dukuly was the joint top scorer with LISCR FC’s striker Christopher Jackson in the 2019 first division league, at 17 goals apiece. Sackor scored 14 times to help LPRC Oilers win the first division.

The team will be coached by Robert Lartey, who will be assisted by Mouctarr Fofana and Robertson Warner as goalkeeping coach.

Liberia will play Morocco in the preliminary round on September 29.

Full squad:
Goalkeepers: Alpha Jalloh (BYC), Emmanuel Deanneh (Nimba United) and Reuben King (Nimba Kwado)

Defenders: William Seigbeh and Mehnpaine Dolo (BYC-II); Karleo Anderson and Daniel Paye (Bea Mountain); Benjamin Doe (LISCR FC), Madison Gaye (Muscat FC), Henry Sakama (Watanga FC) and Josephus Mantor (Nimba Kwado).

Midfielders: Rufus Padmore (BYC-II), Theo Nimely (Watanga FC), Varney Sando (LPRC Oilers) and Wurie Barie (Mighty Blue Angels)

Strikers: Varney Dukuly (Nimba United), Terry Sackor (LPRC Oilers), Christian Doe (BYC-II), Kelvin Potis (BYC), Mark Yallah (Muscat FC) and Mark Karley (LISCR FC)

Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.

T Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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