Lone Star Provisional Squad vs Zimbabwe Released

If the red, white and blue boys are to secure a slot in the group stage of the nations cup finals, they now have to exert every effort to win their final two games with more goals, with Zimbabwe up next. (Image Courtesy: Anthony Kokoi)

The Lone Star’s next game against Zimbabwe is the next crucial encounter that will decide the fate of the national team in the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Lone Star will host the Warriors of Zimbabwe in their fifth Group G match on Sunday, November 18, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex. After four games, Coach Thomas Kojo and his boys are still languishing at the bottom of the group with four points.

If the red, white and blue boys are to secure a slot in the group stage of the nations cup finals, they now have to exert every effort to win their final two games with more goals.

Ahead of the Zimbabwe clash, head coach Kojo has named a 25-man provisional squad to face the Warriors with four new additions. The new additions include defenders Ben Beniah (Nimba United), Nuwo Johnson (LPRC Oilers), Boakai Morlu (NPA Anchors) and Watanga’s striker Chauncy Freeman.

The provisional squad comprises of both local and foreign-based players. Goalkeepers in the squad include Boison Wynney de Souza, Ashley Williams, and Tommy Songo. Defenders are Teah Dennis, Joel Johnson, Alvin Maccornel, Kemoh Kamara, Aloysius Simujla, Ben Beniah, Nuwo Johnson and Boakai Morlu.

Kojo named the midfielders in the squad as Anthony Snoti Laffor, Murphy Oscar Dorley, Tonia Tisdell, Sylvanus C. Nimely, Allen Njie, David Tweh and Saah B. Nyumah, while the strikers are team captain William Jerbo, Sam Johnson, Kpah Sherman, Sam Kollie and Chauncy Freeman.

From the list revealed, Malta-based Adolphus Marshall and LISCR FC’s midfielder Sekou Sherriff are the two players that were dropped from coach Kojo’s previous listing.

As always, there have been several criticisms since the list was published, with some criticizing the coach for leaving out the Most Valuable Player in the just ended league season, Kelvin Potis. Potis, who plays for the current double champions Barrack Young Controllers, was earlier called up along with other local players for justification by the technical staff of the national team but did not make it up to the provisional squad.

From the onset, Coach Kojo has maintained that listings released by the technical arm of the national team before every game are the players that they have chosen to work with.

Anthony Kokoi is an award-winning Liberian sports journalist who has an ever-growing passion for the development of the game of football (soccer) and other sports. He has been passionately engaged in reporting the developments of the game in the country. He is a full member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) and the Press Union of Liberia (PUL). He is a promoter of young talents and grassroots sports. Contacts: Email Address: [email protected] WhatsApp: +231886772325


  1. Halo people.Am a zimbabwean ,we respect liberia so much but expect a tough match on that day.The warriors are fully aware of what it means to you guys and the type of pressure you have and potential strategy you will apply on us.A positive result for both teams is a must to talk of cameroon .We cant afford to give away this game at this stage of the qualifiers.At the same time Liberia has the hope of pulling it through with the remainig games ,and this being a home game you will want to maximise every opportunity.Names will not count on this game.The team with unity and mental strenght for the entire 90min,is the one making it on the 18 of November .So as for Kojo ,please tell your boys the truth about their next match with Zimbabwe.Its really going to be tough on the field ,regardless of what the media says or what we may say on it.Sunday Chidzambwa i wish you continue tell your boys what ever you have been telling them through out the compain. Remind them not to be over excited ,remain focused and continue playing as a unity or else we loosing this game might complicate our compain coz DRC is on its toes too.GO WARRIORS GO.

  2. The Zim team we have at the moment is star stadded and please Liberia expect at least a 2nill drubbing despite your strong home record against Zim. Though away, Zim enjoyes a better psychological advantage of having beaten The seeded team in the group, DRC. If we beat DRC at their compound then Zim has a good right to expect at least a draw away.


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