A Liberian sports analyst and administrator, Mr. Howard Sieh has backed Coach James Debbah and his technical staff for dropping Francis Grandpa Doe from the National team. Mr. Sieh believes this action will instill on the team the need to remain disciplined.
He urged Coach Debah to take the pending game against Guinea Bissau seriously as complacency could ruin the team’s chances of qualifying for the 2017 African Cup of Nations According to him, there is a need to work on improving the Lone Star’s scoring ability if the country is to qualify for the 2017 nations’ cup. “The guys shouldn’t be complacent with the three goals scored in Guinea Bissau, Debbah and his assistants need to work on the team scoring ability to utilize their chances in front of the goal poles, if the team wants to play at Gabon 2017,”he said. He recommended that Coach Debbah should focus on attacking football in the back-to-back fixtures to get the necessary six points and then putout defensive tactics against Togo. He commended the technical staff for calling back Theo Weeks who he believes can form a good pairing with experienced France based Midfielder Alseny Ochacha Keita. He added:” I saw Keita against Ivory Coast here; he is very good in the center, has the leadership ability, dictate the game and destroys the opponents’ attacks, he is the best man for that role, Weeks can also be used alongside him and Laffor, with this, I believed, the results will come,” Keita plays for French club EsViry Chatillon and has been one of the team best midfielders who provides consistency in the middle of the pack. The player who received lot of praises for his splendid displayed at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium against Ivory Coast has been named among the 19 foreign players invited. However, the sports tactician expressed his disappointment in the selection of Norwegian club Molde FK midfielder Dulee Johnson, stating that the player is characterized with confusion and indiscipline and has not been impressive on the National team. “To be frank, I am not satisfied with Dulee selection, he has not been creative and impressive for the Lone Star, what we know about him is controversial.