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Another big blow for Liberia Lone Star

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Apart from facing the prospects of missing two key players – Allen Njei who captained them last month and Abu Kamara owing to yellow card related issues, the Lone Star of Liberia will be without star Striker Kpah Sheraman  when they file out on Saturday in the world qualifiers with the Super Eagles.

According to a report by Christopher Walker of Liberia’s Front Page Africa who is in Tangier with the team, the striker has been ruled out due to documentation issues in Asia.

Sherman was part of the 22 players invited for the two games with Nigeria and Central African Republic and was sent his ticket for the match but unfortunately the player has informed the team that he will not make the trip to Morocco.

He was expected to join the rest of the team members on Thursday morning and opted to stay in Malaysia   and sort out his documentation.

The striker who plays for Kedah FC in Malaysia give the Lone Star their only win in the Competition with his lone goal against Central African Republic.

He informed the FA his resident permit in Malaysia will expired on November 21 2021 and if he make the trip to African he will not be able to enter Malaysia.

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Sherman played in all the qualifiers under Peter Butler  since taking over from former coach Thomas Kojo and has formed a great partnership with Van- Dave Harmon in the Red, White and Blue attack.

 Now with the striker out of the team for the two matches  Butler will now have to look in the way of Peter Wilson or Van- Dave Harmon  as his point strikers while Sylvanius Nimely, Musa Sanoh are options for Butler in a four three formation.

Lone Star  currently sits at the bottom of group C with three points from four games  and has never reached the finals  of the world cup but came close  to reaching the 2002  World Cup with current President George Weah in that team as a player.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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