By Roland Mulbah
Credible reports gathered by this paper say Liberia’s Lone Star head coach; James SalinsaDebbah has not called George Weah, Jr. alias Champ to the 22 men squad to face Tunisia on September 5, 2015 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in the second match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Champ is the eldest son of Liberia’s former World Footballer of the Year, Senator George Weah.
The 27-year-old was called by his Uncle, Debbah who is serving as head coach of the red, white and blue outfit when the team faced Togo in the opening match of the qualifier.
He was born in Liberia, but grew up in the USA, where he played some friendly games for the national under-20 team.
Weah junior was also on the books of two of his father’s old clubs.
He was in the junior teams at AC Milan, where his father made his name, from the age of 14 but was let go before he turned 20.
Since then his career has been restricted to the lower leagues in Switzerland and briefly in Greece.
He last played professional football at another of his father’s old club with two substitute appearances for Paris St Germain’s amateur team last year.
Liberia’s new coach, James SalinsaDebbah was also a PSG player and is a relative of Weah.
Weah junior’s father, now 48, was World Footballer of the Year in 1995 and led Liberia to the Nations Cup finals in 1996 and 2002.
Another of his sons, Timothy, is in the U.S. under-15 team and also in PSG’s youth programme.