15 March 2016 10:55
Liberia coach James Debbah has named 19 foreign-based players in his 25-man squad for the AFCON 2017 Group A Day 3 & 4 qualifier against Djibouti later this month.
Debbah included only five local players for the must win double-header against Djibouti, whose outcome will largely boost their chances of qualifying for the continental showpiece event.
The Lone Stars will travel to Djibouti on Thursday, 24 March 2016 before hosting the return five days later in Monrovia.
The West Africans have three points from their previous two games, three shy of leaders Togo and victories against pointless Djibouti will serve a huge boost to their chances of qualification.
Liberia has failed to qualify for the AFCON since 2002. The Lone Stars made their debut appearance was in 1996 in South Africa.
Goalkeepers: Tommy Songo (LISCR, Liberia), Samson Giddings (FC Fassell, Liberia), James Gally (Watanga FC, Liberia)
Defenders: Solomon Grimes (Nea Salamis Famagusta, Cyprus), Trokon Zeon (LPRC Oilers, Liberia), Gizzie Dorbor (HapoelAfula, Israel), Hilton Varney (Barrack Young Controllers, Liberia), Teah Dennis (Al-Ahli, Jordan), DirkirGlay (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa), Omega Roberts (FK Donji Srem, Serbia), Alvin Macconough (Barrack Young Controllers, Liberia)
Midfielders: Alseny Keita (Jeanne d’Arc de Drancy, France), Dulee Johnson (Molde FK, Norway), Anthony Laffor (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Theo Weeks (Ermis Aradippou, Cyprus), Dioh Williams (Gefle IF, Sweden), Zah Kranga (FELDA United, Malaysia), Tonia Tisdell (Karabukspor, Turkey), Kpah Sherman (Santos, South Africa),
Melvin George (Hantharwady United FC, Myanmar), Marcus Macauley (Al Ahli, Jordan)
Forwards: William Jebor (SD Ponferradina, Spain), Sam Johnson (Djurgardens, Sweden),
Patrick Wleh (Selangor FA, Malaysia), Sekou Conneh (Bethlehem Steel FC, USA)