Sen. Sheriff “Lady Zico” Wants Lone Star Camp Out of Liberia
Weeks to the ‘do or die’ qualifier with Nigeria
By: Leroy M. Sonpon
Former female wizard dribbler Geraldine Doe-Sherif, who was
popularly known as “Lady Zico” has made a passionate appeal
to business institutions and governmental agencies to
facilitate the camping of the Lone Star out of the country.
She said camping out of Liberia will provide needed
concentration and a positive mind-set to help the team’s
practice for the Liberia ‘do or die’ qualifier against the
Super Eagles in Nigeria.
The Montserrado County Senator, who played for the Sinkor
Lioness Football Club, prior to the 14-year civil war, told
our reporter that the out-of-the-country camping will attach
importance on the qualification.
The former female footballer, who is also the Co-Chairman of
the Lone Star Mobilization Committee made this remark at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday at the end of the
President’s Appreciation Program for the national soccer
“I have been a player…and I know what it means to have a
concentrated camp. I would like to appeal to Cellcom GSM,
Monrovia Breweries, DSTV, the National Oil Company of
Liberia, the Lebanese and India business communities to help
facilitate Lone Star’s training out of the country.
“We would camp in Togo, Cameroon or Ivory Coast …I mean
camping out of the country will be better than camping
here,” Senator Sheriff said.
She got from her brother Ezekiel Doe, who played for the St.
Joseph’s Warriors and later the Invincible Eleven. Ezekiel
Doe, a master dribbler was renamed Zico by sports writers
and soccer fans, after a Brazilian football icon, Arthur
Antunes Coimbra, better known as Zico.
The Brazilian Zico was often called the "White Pelé,"
because he was commonly considered one of the most skillful
finishers and one of the best passers ever and possibly the
world's best player of the early 80's. He was also known as
one of history's greatest free kick specialists, able to
bend the ball with pace.
He is the current head coach of the Iraqi national football
After Liberia-Nigeria pulsating 2-2 draw in Monrovia, the
Lone Star will engage the Super Eagles on Saturday, October
13, 2012 in Calabar, Nigeria.
A win or an above 2-2 draw with the Super Eagles will
qualify Liberia for her third appearance at the African Cup