By Boy Dolo
The Canadian-based Liberian Coach said James Debbah and his cohorts should be blamed for the country exit from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations instead of goalkeeper Galley James.
Uefa B-license Coach Ansumana Keita has challenged Lone Star Head Coach James Debbah to come out and take blame for the country failure to qualify for the Nations Cup, calling for a halt to the mammoth criticism against goalkeeper Galley James alone.
The Watanga FC Goalkeeper has come under intense public condemnation after his poor performance in the Lone Star of Liberia 4-1 thrashing at the hands of the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on Sunday.
The flabby Watanga FC man let in two goals and contributed to another as Liberia wasted another chance to appear at the Africa Cup of Nations.
“We win as a team and lose as a team. James Galley should not be blamed for our defeat in Tunisia. It is true that goalie Galley made some errors but he should be treated with respect,” Coach Keita said in a Facebook chat.
The Experience Liberian Coach has at the same time urged Debbah to come out publicly and defend the Watanga FC’s man (James).
“As a responsible coach, James Debbah should come out to the nation and take the blame. He should have the courage to defend his goalie and the rest of the players,” he added.
According to the Salaberry Soccer Academy Technical Director, the match in Tunisia was never a decider for Liberia’s qualification, adding no one should have ever thought so.
“Before we start to put the blame on this poor boy Galley, Let’s have the courage to say the truth. The truth is that we should blame our coaches especially the head coach of the team.
Our qualification was not about the game in Tunisia, but the game in Liberia against Togo”, he further stated
He continued: “Liberia is the only country that plays a game without a tactic, no team shape, and no construction from defense to final phase, no discipline in role, no reliable selection of players, etc…
Coach Keita said Debbah and his assistants should have done better to ensure the nation’s its third appearance at the biggest football events on the continent judging from the statistics from the group.
Keita is a former professional player who played in the Spanish ligue 2 for Getafe fc, Olympique Club de Khouribga (OCK) ligue 1 of Morrocco, Diani Fc of the Guinean ligue among others.
He has more than ten years of experience as a coach. These experiences had allowed him to reach a level of contributing to the development of soccer on the world scene.
He is a talented coach with energy and enthusiasm that impacts and inspires all those that work with him.
Coach Keita shares the passion Youth Players do for the game of soccer and is committed to the development of players regardless of age or ability.
He understands the needs of youth soccer teams in Canada and has developed many youth players presently playing their professional career at higher level in the MLS, USL, CANADIAN SEMI-PRO, SWEDEN, FRANCE, and SPAIN and on the Canadian youth national teams.
Keita’s positive, infectious approach has made him highly sought after in Canada and internationally.
He is one of the best youth development coaches in Canada with so many youth championship including the ONTARIO-QUEBEC CUP of U16 boys in 2011 and U18 boys in 2013 both with the F.S. Salaberry soccer club.