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Lone Stars arrival scares Uganda Cranes

By Kolubah Zayzay
The Liberian NAtional Football Squard
The Liberian NAtional Football Squard

(mylbsonline/Liberia)-The Liberia National Football Team, Lone Star, is in Kampala, Uganda for the return leg of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Uganda Cranes.

The Lone Star left the country Monday, June 3, 2013 for Kampala to honor the match that promises to be tough for either side.

World and Africa Soccer legend, George Manneh Weah, is heading a 32-man Liberia Football Association delegation  that accompanyed the team in Uganda.

The Lone Star defeated the Cranes 2-0 in their first meeting in Monrovia, as the Liberian side will be hoping to repeat the Saturday, June 8, 2013 victory to brighten their hope of advancing to the competition’s knockout round.

Report says the Liberian soccer legend has expressed great desire to see his country compete for the first time at the FIFA World Cup finals.

It said: “The planned friendly with Ghana before the Liberia/Cranes clash did not go ahead, thus the Lone Star delegation took off Monday directly for Uganda.”
The delegation travelled by way of Accra, Ghana and Yaoundé, Cameroon.

In other team news, Captain Anthony Laffor is 90 percent fit to play the match as team Doctor says he is speedily responding to treatment.

Foreign-based Liberian players already in Kampala are Anthony Laffor, Theo Weeks, Omega Roberts, Tonia Tisdell, Ansu Toure and Francis Granpa Doe, reportedly ill, but could likely land in for the Senegal match, while Solomon Grimes is out due to injury.

The rest are Goalkeepers, Nathaniel Sherman, Mulbah Urey and James Galley, defenders Solomon Wesseh, Francis Jallabah, Aloysius Simujila and Alex Karmo, as well as forwards Herron Berrian.

Keita Wleh, Foday Garherdt, Sekou Jabateh Oliseh and Zah Krangar’s late arrival is due to international club engagement. They are expected to join the Lone Star in Kampala for the match.

 


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