Rocked by Criticisms, William Jebor Remains Focused

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Jebor at one of his training sessions at Al Nassr. (Photo Credit: Al Nassr)

Criticisms from Moroccan fans have increased over the past weeks against Liberia international striker William Jebor since his former club Wydad Casablanca won the CAF Champions League during the 2016/2017 League, following his departure from the club and the team’s success in the CAF Champions League.

On July 8, Jebor left Wydad Casablanca and signed a three-year deal with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.

During the 2016-17 league season, Jebor won the Botola Pro League, and climaxed the season as the highest goal scorer with 19 goals.

Eventually, following Jebor’s departure from Wydad (nicknamed: The Kings of Titles), the Moroccan club on November 4 clinched their second CAF Champions League title after narrowly defeating Al Ahly of Egypt 1-0 at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca during the second leg of the continental competition final.

Unfortunately, the 25-year-old striker struggled to grasp his goal-scoring rhythm after he joined his new club in the Saudi Arabian league. Following two months of goal-drought, the Liberian international striker came off the bench on September 19 to score his first goal for the club through a diving header.

It took him another two months to register his second goal for the club on November 29 against Al Fateh. Similar to his first goal, Jebor was introduced in the 64th minute when Al Nassr had a goal advantage with the scores at 2-1 and finally secured the team’s victory after he doubled the lead 13 minutes after his introduction.

In celebration of his second goal, Jebor posted on his official Facebook page appreciating God with several Bible verses, “I pray for little, you are giving me more! #BlessingsWithOutEnd! I am grateful and thankful! Your plans are bigger than mine! Wickedness is when we do nothing with what God gave us. It doesn’t matter the level, be it in talent, achievement, authority, worth, power, or leadership, it all happens for a reason and it’s our duty to be still and know.”

In the past Jebor’s post was overwhelmingly received by fans and sympathizers with favorable comments, but this is no longer the case since the striker joined Al Nassr. His posts in recent times have been marked by a series of silly comments:

“William Jebor, Wydad doesn’t stand on a player…Wydad is the one who made you,” said Oussama Fraimija.

“You had gone when the WAC needed you, but WAC will never ever stand for one player, you lost a very big chance to be a great player in Africa, and win a cup,” Yassine Aalalou.

“We made you a Moroccan Wydad hero but you denied the beautiful moment and went to another team and made yourself cheap to go to the team of amateurs,” Latifa Saadi. Despite all of the negative comments on the striker’s post, he remains focused and said he is not deterred.

Jebor wrote, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3) You love me and you’re angry that I left I get it because you don’t know how to express the anger. You think the insult is the best way to get under my skin but it doesn’t because I understand you.

“It is easier to let go if you understand me. I am silent as always and will never change. It keeps me elevating and focus. I will pay your transfer and try not to trick you or use you for personal gain if you are that important to me! It is always good to do it the right way and not the other way around. Let’s leave this because I respect you and wish the best for you, I’m always happy for you, that’s who I am, to love unconditional as my Lord said. If you claim you love me, you will want the best for me, just as I will too. God bless you all, I love good people and bad people they make my world better.”

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