The newly appointed coaches of the various Lone Stars yesterday continued their practices with selected neighborhood players at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, as part of a program developed by the technical department of the Liberia Football Association.
“The team they are working work is from the neighborhood around here,” technical director Henry Browne told the Daily Observer, “they have been working with these players for the last three weeks.”
The Daily Observer observed coaches James Salinsa Debbah, Chris Wreh, Joe Nagbe, Jonah Sarwieh, Oliver Markoh, Janjay Jacobs, Kervin Sebwe and Thomas Kojo at the stadium. Kojo and Sebwe were actively working with a team of players, along with two females, including skipper Kebeh Lamine of Earth Angels.
Thomas Kojo said, “Since the fight against the Ebola is still going on, we are now working with a limited number of players that will prepare us (coaches) on what is ahead of us.”
Kojo meanwhile took the players into several stretching exercises, as the head coach of the senior national team, James Debbah and others gave him their attention.
“Today’s session is being conducted by Kervin,” Kojo said, “and therefore as you can see the rest of the coaches are watching keenly while the LFA technical team of Browne, Tamba and Smith are also observing keenly.”
The coaches’ have attended all sessions, since the session began three weeks ago, and the responses of the players have been impressive, Browne said.
Because the fight against Ebola is still on-going, fans attendance to the training sessions are restricted, Browne told the Daily Observer.
Meanwhile, after series of exercise with the men, Coach Sebwe joined two female players and took them through a series of stretching, ball control and possession exercises.
“Every time we come here,” Kojo explained, “one of us (coaches) will lead the training while others pay attention to what a coach is doing.”
And it was exactly what Kervin Sebwe was doing while the others were observing and taking notes.
“Later we examine and critic each other,” Kojo said, “and that way we know what we are doing which will help us when we begin the actual work with our respective groups.”
Browne said after the Christmas break, teams would be assigned to the various coaches to begin the actual work.