Despite the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa, including Liberia, which became the second utmost Ebola-hit country, two Liberian players successfully penned loan deals with a Jordanian first division football club, Al-Ahli Club (Ammam).
According to reports, Lone Star and FC BYC’s central defender, Teah Tennis, who left the country, last July for trial, concluded a one-year loan deal, three months (September) later.
In January 2015, another Liberian player, former LISCR FC hitman, Marcus McCauley, joined Al-Ahli as a free agent, in a six-month loan deal.
Due to fears of Ebola, reports said the players were thoroughly examined and quarantined and subsequently made their respective line-ups.
Liberia Football Association (LFA) vice president for administration Musa Shannon, who was very instrumental in their loan deals, told the Daily Observer that Teah and Marcus are positively making impacts on the team.
Mr. Shannon said Teah is in the defense, while Marcus is on the frontline and has scored about three goals in at least seven matches.
“Even thought the spread of the Ebola virus has had a serious impact on Liberian football with all competitive games stopped since July 27, 2014, Teah and Marcus are so far the only successfully transferred players,” Mr. Shannon said.
“We must be grateful to the players for standing tall in Jordan and we’re optimistic that at the end of their loan contracts, they would be signed normal contracts,” he added.