When the Chinese League One resumes this weekend, all focus will be at the 22,140 seated Xinhua Road Sports Center Stadium, where football fans will gather to watch two Liberians battle each other.
Ahead of an African Cup of Nations qualifications match against Togo on June 5, Lonestar’s Coach James Salinsa Debbah has announced a list of 24 players for the crucial clash.
During the civil war in Liberia, a young Liberian winger then named Sekou Jabateh fled to Nigeria. There, Churchill Oliseh, a Nigerian football manager who now manages FC Ebedei in the Nigerian National League kept an eye on the young footballer. Moved by Jabateh, Oliseh adopted the young Liberian boy and helped him become a professional footballer.
After eight months without a club, Liberian international footballer, Sekou Jabateh Oliseh finally has a job.
Sam Johnson is not the standout player for Liberia that he is for Djurgårdens IF. Despite his recent fine form with former club IK Frej, the presence of the likes of Sekou Oliseh, Tonia Tisdell and Anthony Laffor has seen him struggle to earn a call for the senior National team.