There is a maxim which says “It is not enough to succeed” and in continuation of the country’s success on the pitch or to maintain the winning way, especially in the 2018 World Cup play-off, the Daily Observer has gathered that Coach James Salinsa Debbah could change some players.
Reports say Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh of PKNS FC in the Malaysia Premier League and Dioh Clarence Williams, who is currently playing in the Swedish premier division Allsvenskan for Gefle IF, are expected to be included in the squad against Guinea Bissau on Thursday, 8 October in Monrovia.
The two prolific strikers are expected to boost the team’s attacking forwards to increase Liberia’s chance in the first leg and relax in the second leg to better prepare for the Cote d’Ivoire merely 20 days later.
When contacted via mobile phone yesterday, Coach Debbah neither confirmed nor denied the report, but said his official call-up would be unveiled to the Liberia Football Association before making it official.
“I can’t say anything about who I am calling, but all I can say is there will be two or three changes to boost the team for the Guinea Bissau’s clash – we want to maintain the winning ways and we are confident, though we can make predictions as technicians,” coach Debbah said.
“By next week, the list will be submitted to the LFA for subsequent invitation to the players’ clubs,” he said.
This means that if the two players are called up, two players would be dropped against Guinea Bissau.
“My focus is Guinea Bissau, after Guinea Bissau before I start to think about Ivory Coast, but I am positive,” Coach Debbah said.