By Roland Mulbah
After being comprehensively whitewashed 4-1 by the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the last match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, the head coach of the senior national team of Liberia, Lone Star, James Salinsa Debbah has officially apologized to Liberians and well-wishers of the Lone Star.
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Coach Debbah posted on his official facebook page that he sincerely apologized to those who expectations were dashed when Liberia’s Lone Star was very close to booking one of the tickets for the Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Debbah, who was placed in Liberian football hall of fame as the country’s all-time leading goal scorer, also apologized for the erratic performance of his goalkeeper, Ghalley James in the 4-1 demolition.
The coach said the keeper’s misapplication of their technical instructions led to Liberia’s Lone Star demised.
He also informed Liberians and well-wishers of Liberian football that he is building a new team that will be structured entirely around young prospects. Coach Debbah, who was once Liberia’s Miracle man and most celebrated star, noted that the road to structuring a new team will be steep and rocky, but the country will inevitably prevail.
This is the exact post on Coach Debbah official facebook page on Tuesday, September 6, 2016
“(A Process!!!) My sincere apology to those who expectations were dashed, and my utmost apology for my goalkeeper whose misapplication of our technical instructions led to our demised.
We are building a new team that will be structured entirely around young prospects.
The road is going to be steep and rocky, but we will inevitably prevail,” Coach Debbah Said.
Meanwhile, Coach Debbah and Lone Star U-20 head coach, Christopher Wreh will depart the country very soon for a month long training course in London, England.
The course was made possible by the President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Musa Bility.
The course, which is expected to commence September 22, 2016, will last for 20 days.
The top-rated course will also see other top-rated African coaches in attendance.