6 Professionals for Kenya Game

first_imgThe head coach of the national football team has named five professional players to face Kenya in international match day in Nairobi on Nov. 15. Coach James Salinsa Debbah is expected to use three debutantes in that match.They are Spain-based Joel Johnson and former Manchester City striker Alex Nimely. Nimely, who currently plays in Romania for FC Viitorul Constanta, will be making his first debut for the nation’s pride, Lone Star. Brazilian born Liberian goalkeeper Boison Wynney de Souza, 19, who plays for CD OLÍMPIC DE XÀTIVA in Spain’s Tercera Division (3rd division) will also make his international debut.William Jebor, Anthony Laffor and Oscar Dorley complete the lineup of players invited for the Kenya game. Invitations have been sent to the players and they will join local players by November 12 in Nairobi, Kenya, according to the Liberia Football Association. Meanwhile, 29 local based players have begun training at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in preparation for the game. The players will be in training until the team departs on November 11. A 25 man delegation will fly to Nairobi, Kenya, to honor the international friendly. Coach Debbah and team are expected to use the Kenya friendly as part of preparations for the next round of African Cup of Nations qualifiers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Griezmann on target as France defeat Bolivia

first_img0Shares0000France’s forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring a goal during the friendly match France against Bolivia at La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, Western France on June 2, 2019. © AFP / Sebastien SALOM-GOMISNANTES, France, Jun 3 – Antoine Griezmann scored as France eased past Bolivia 2-0 in a friendly in Nantes on Sunday, ahead of the world champions’ resumption of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.Thomas Lemar gave France the lead on five minutes and Griezmann, who last month announced he was leaving Atletico Madrid after five seasons, notched a second before the break. Griezmann moved eighth on the list of France’s all-time leading scorers with his 29th goal as he surpassed 1998 World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff.He is now just one goal behind Just Fontaine and Jean-Pierre Papin, and two adrift of Zinedine Zidane.There was a slight note of concern for France though as they lost Kylian Mbappe to an ankle injury at half-time.Didier Deschamps’ side return to competitive action on June 8 when they face Turkey in Group H. Both nations have six points from two matches.“We needed to get a little warm-up in. It’s going to be tough in Turkey, we’ll have to be ready,” said Griezmann.“I may not be in top form. This match will do me good, to get some minutes and be in good shape for Saturday.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more