Sherman Continues Scoring Streak in Malaysia

Despite his outstanding performance at club level, Sherman has been criticized for not applying same at the national team level

Malaysia-based Liberian striker Kpah Sherman continues to have a decent spell with his club, Kedah FA, in the Malaysian Super League.

Sherman was on the score sheet again for the fourth consecutive match on Saturday, August 28, when he netted Kedah’s lone goal in their 1-0 win against Perak at the Darul Aman Stadium.

Saturday’s goal was Sherman’s 13th out of 17 league matches. The win moved Kedah second on the league table, 13 points behind the league leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim with two outstanding games to play.

Sherman, 29, is now one goal away from equaling his personal goal scoring record of 14 goals in a season in the Malaysian Super League.

The 29-year-old is one of Coach Butler’s attacking options for this weekend’s World Cup qualification clash against Nigeria and next week’s showpiece against the Central African Republic.

Sherman has been hugely criticized for not replicating his goal scoring form at his club level to the national team.   

Since making his Lone Star debut in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Lesotho on May 30, 2014, he has only registered a single goal which he recorded against CHAD on October 19, 2019, when the Lone Star pinned CHAD 1-0 at the SKD Stadium.

Sherman’s availability for the Lone Star upcoming matches was uncertain following reports that the 29-year-old had pulled out of the squad.

Reports indicated that he had asked to be excused due to the Malaysian government COVID-19 regulations, which would have him quarantined for 28 days, leading to him missing about four league games.

However, all is said to be resolved, as the striker will make the trip to Nigeria for the weekend’s clash.