MONROVIA, Montserrado – Head Coach Thomas Kojo has released his provisionally listing of players for the Lone Star’s crucial encounter against Zimbabwe on Sunday, November 18.
Kojo made a 25-man list that is expected to help him grab his second win since his appointment in July 2018. The list includes 16 home-based players and 9 foreign-based players.
Adolphus Marshall of Maltese first division side, Gudja United, is missing from Kojo’s list. Of the home-based players named in the 25-man provisional list, LISCR FC dominates with eight players followed by the LPRC Oilers with three and 2018 first division and FA Cup Champions, Barrack Young Controllers FC with two. Watanga Football Club, NPA Anchors, and Nimba United complete the list with one player each.
Despite not being used in the 3-1 defeat away at Congo, Spanish based goalkeeper Boison Wynney again made the list of foreign players, which includes captain William Jebor, Anthony Laffor, Sam Johnson, Murphy Oscar Dorley, Kpah Sherman, Tonia Tisdell, Sylvanus Nimely, and Joel Johnson.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s U-23 midfielder Mohammed Sangare is expected to later join the list of foreign players after receiving his residence permit from the British government. The administrative manager of the Lone Star, Sebastian Collins, confirmed to The Bush Chicken that Sangare wasn’t included because his residence permit hadn’t yet been given.
Liberia is currently sitting third in Group G of the CAF 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers with four points from four games and will need a win against group leaders’ Zimbabwe to keep alive their hope of qualifying for the Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The match on November 18 will be the third meeting between the two countries. Liberia has drawn one and lost two, including the first leg, which resulted in a 3-0 result for Zimbabwe on June 11, 2017, in Harare.
The full list of players invited:
|1||Boison Wynney de Souza||Goalkeeper||Mallorca B||Spain|
|2||Ashley Williams||Goalkeeper||LISCR FC||Liberia|
|3||Tommy Songo||Goalkeeper||LISCR FC||Liberia|
|4||Joel Johnson||Defender||Charlotte Independence||USA|
|5||Kemoh Kamara||Defender||LISCR FC||Liberia|
|6||Alvin Maccornel||Defender||LPRC Oilers||Liberia|
|7||Aloysius Simujla||Defender||LPRC Oilers||Liberia|
|8||Ben Beniah||Defender||Nimba United||Liberia|
|9||Boakai Morlu||Defender||NPA Anchors||Liberia|
|10||Nuwo Johnson||Defender||LPRC Oilers||Liberia|
|11||Teah Dennis||Defender||BYC FC||Liberia|
|12||Murphy Oscar Dorley||Midfielder||Slovan Liberec||Czech Republic|
|13||David Tweh||Midfielder||BYC FC||Liberia|
|14||Allen Njie||Midfielder||LISCR FC||Liberia|
|16||Terrence Tisdell||Midfielder||AD Sanjoanense||Portugal|
|17||Sylvanus Nimely||Midfielder||Spartak Moscow||Russia|
|18||Anthony Laffor||Midfielder||Mamelodi Sundowns||South Africa|
|19||Saah Nyumah||Midfielder||LISCR FC||Liberia|
|20||Sam Jackson||Forward||LISCR FC||Liberia|
|21||Edward Ledlum||Forward||LISCR FC||Liberia|
|24||William Jebor||Forward||Wydad Casablanca||Morocco|
|25||Chauncy Freeman||Forward||Watanga FC||Liberia|
Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.