Captain Gebro Cautions Football House
Written by Leroy M. Sonpon, III
Monday, 25 June 2012
Captain George Gebro (in red, white and blue jersey) and a
Namibia tussled for the football at the 0-0 game
Liberia’s left-back whizzer has strictly warned the Liberia
Football Association (LFA) to fast track earlier
preparations in the wake of two-game away for the finals of
the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Skipper George Gebro, 31, in an exclusive interview with our
reporter over the weekend told our reporter that the LFA, as
of the disclosure of the Liberia’s rival on July 5, 2012,
the team must go camping to begin early trainings.
He stressed that an ‘out-of-town-camping’ would be
“preferable and excellent” in order for the team to “focus
and concentrate”, without any distraction from family
members or well-wishers.
Captain George, who two games’ recital as captain proved his
exceptional potential, stated that “early camping produces
team spirit, one accord and vigor to win.”
The Liberian captain also urged the LFA for the country to
play at least two international friendlies to measure or
sharpen their skills of prior to the start of the qualifying
matches in September, 2012.
Captain Gebro remarks stemmed from the assertion of
Technical Director Henry Browne that the football house
focuses on qualifying for South Africa 2013 instead of
Mr. Henry Browne told the June edition of the monthly
Herbert Grigsby intellectual forum organized by the Sports
Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) on Friday that it is
easier to go to the World Cup than the Nation’s Cup.
According to him, Liberia current position (bottom with a
point from two matches) in group J cannot guarantee them
passage to the world’s greatest football show. He named the
lack support (financial and logistical), proper
organizational structure, training environment and high
profile players as the factors that have shot the Lone Star
in the leg.
owHoLiberia advanced to the pre-final stage of qualifying
for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with a pulsating 0-0 draw
with the Brave Warriors of Namibia last Saturday.
The tie gave the Lonestar a 1-0 aggregate victory, from her
first leg victory at home.
Liberia’s qualification to the 2013 African Cup of Nations
will be the Country 3rd time participating in the
continental football party.
It can be recalled, through the technical guidance of Amb.
George M. Weah (George Weah’s 11), the country was featured
in the 1996 and 2002 African Cup of Nations’ tournaments.