By Roland Mulbah
Liberia’s Lone Star Head Coach, James SalinsaDebbah, has named 26 players for the crunch duel against Tunisia on September 5, 2015 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia in the second match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Debbah has finally left out informed striker Patrick ‘Ronaldinho’ Wleh who plies his trade in the Malaysian Premier League with PKNS.
To aggravate fans of the informed striker worldwide, the Lone Star coach dropped Turkey-based Tonia Tisdell, but rather called LPRC Oilers striker, James Soto Roberts instead of Wleh.
The action by Liberia’s Lone Star’s head coach has raised serious talking points in many quarters.
Debbah also called Trokon Zeon, who is a complete customer to the bench at LISCR FC as far as competitive football is concerned.
The list released by Lone Star struggling Coach James Debbah brings to the limelight a chunk of talking points as far as performance or current form is concerned. There has been no competitive football in Indonesia for close to a year, yet player Adolphus Marshall is being selected from there. With the news that Tonia Tisdell cannot be reportedly reached, Wleh was still not given a call, something which many keen Lone Star followers believe is personal.
What yard stick has been used to select dreadful Omega Roberts, understudy Trokon Zeon who is still unable to break into his own team, LISCR FC first eleven and literally inactive James Soto Roberts whose International Transfer Certificate (ITC) has since been sent to Seychelles where he is soon to play?
He is no longer in the plans of the Oilers as he is a spectator now in the local league where he is often in the stand awaiting ticket to travel, but hurriedly assembled Coaches James SalinsaDebbah and Kelvin Sebwe are saying he is still useful than those playing week in week out.
Two Breweries players left the local scene for more than a month for Ghana trying to acquire a visa to travel to a European nation. Despite such long stay in the former Gold Coast, Murphy Oscar Dolley and Raymond Fanciah are being preferred to informed lads here who are as well active.
The Debbah led technical crew said Trokon Zeon was selected because no local player has the experience he has, a complete pathological lie as no non outfield player is experienced than Solomon Wesseh, alias Jean Pierre, as far as rating local talents are concerned.
The whole selection process is topsy-turvy and with no Christopher Jackson, who is the best local player of the moment with six goals from five matches since his transfer from Keitrace FC to LISCR FC, Sam Kollie, Patrick ‘Ronaldinho’ Wleh, Theo Weeks, Melvin Kicmett, Kesselly Kamara, Bill Hiah, Samuel Thompson, Julius Nah, Prince Balde, MalvinBlapoh, Fred Brooks and etc. as per those selected though they are all useful. It remains disappointing relative to players selection in this part of the world.
See Coach Debbah’s selection below
Nathaniel Sherman (BYC, Local)
Tommy Sango (LISCR FC, Local)
Sampson Gidding (FC Fassell)
SayleeSwen (LPRC Oilers, Local)
Solomon Grimes (Nea Salamis Famagusta, Cyprus)
Trokon Zeon (LISCR FC, Local)
GizzieDorbor (HapoelAfula, Israel)
Adolphus Marshall (Unattached)
Aloysius Simujila (FC Fassell)
Teah Dennis (Al-Ahli, Jordan)
DirkirGlay (GorMahia, Kenya)
Omega Roberts (FK DonjiSremPećinci, Serbia)
Raymond Farciah(Local, in Ghana)
Patrick Gehardt(Sarawak FA, Malaysia)
Anthony Laffor (Mamelodi, Sundowns South Africa)
SporoSomah (Sewe Sports, Ivory Coast)
Murphy Oscar Dolley (Local, in Ghana)
Herron Barrian (Platanias, Greece)
ZahKrangar (Felda United FC, Malaysia)
SekouJabateh (Al-Gharafa, Qatar)
Francis Grandpa Doe(NS Matrix, Malaysia)
William Jebor(SD Ponferradina, Spain)
Soto Roberts (LPRC Oilers, Local)
SekuConneh (Fortuna Sittard, Holland)
Sam Johnson(Djurgårdens IF, Sweden)
Mark Paye (BYC Oilers, Local)