Round Up of Liberian Players Abroad

Liberia's 32-year-old international forward Anthony Laffor of Mamelodi Sundowns (Photo Credit:

Several Liberian players were over the weekend in action abroad for their respective clubs.
In South Africa, Anthony Laffor’s Mamelodi Sundowns were booted out in the quarter finals of the MTN8 Cup following a 1-0 defeat against Maritzburg United FC after Zimbabwean attacker Evans Rusike slotted home the lone goal in the 58th minute. Forward Laffor started from the substitution bench in the 60th minute, but the 32-year-old’s involvement did not narrow the 1-0 score margin. Sundowns will return to action on August 19 against Super Sports United to kickstart the 2017/2017 Premier Soccer League campaign.

In Turkey, Tonia Tisdell returned to action after several months of absence from the playing pitch. But, the attacker’s return on Sunday was marked by a nightmare after he was awarded a red card in the 89th minute, less than 15 minutes after he was introduced in the 75th minute.

In Lithuania, midfielder Oscar Dorley featured for the full 90 minutes in Trakai FK’s 2-2 draw with Žalgiris over the weekend; making his 32nd appearance since joining the club in 2016.
The 19-year-old midfielder has so far scored five goals out of 17 appearances since he joined the club in 2017. The young midfielder is expected to feature for the club’s next match tomorrow when they go against Utenis Utena.

In Russia, 18-year-old forward Sylvanus Nimely came off the bench with less than three minutes to the end of the game in Spartak Moscow II’s 3-1 win over Zenit II in the Russian Football National League. The forward has been featured in the last three matches in both Spartak Moscow I and II.


  • Anthony Kokoi is a young Liberian sports writer who has an ever-growing passion for the development of the game of football (soccer) and other sports. For the past few years, he has been passionately engaged in reporting the developments of the game in the country. He is an associate member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL). He is a promoter of young talents. He also writes match reports and makes an analysis of Liberian Football.

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