64 Players for AFCON, CHAN Qualifiers

first_imgNational team coach James Salinsa Debbah will call up at most 40 overseas players and at least 24 from the domestic league for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.The CHAN competition is organized for players who feature in the local league, while the AFCON tournament is for both foreign based and local players.Coach Debbah, in an interview at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium yesterday, said players would be used rotationally for both tournaments.He divulged that the final choice of the local cream players would be climaxed this weekend by a kick off of practices on Monday, April 20, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.The delay in the selection of domestic players was owing to the stoppage of the domestic championship, explained Debbah who however revealed that his pick was based on visitations to club practices in and around Monrovia.“I’m going to start on Monday with the players I have and basically there would be 22 and 23 players,” said Coach Debbah.For the overseas-based players, Coach Debbah named Sam Johnson (in Sweden), William Jerboe (Portugal), Alex Nimely (England), and Baba Kar, a young Liberian who is playing in Italy, among others.He dismissed reports that South African based Anthony Laffor remains captain of the Lone Star. Reports have it that he has verbally resigned.Coach Debbah argued that a new coach has the right to retain or appoint a new captain, though he has not officially unveiled whether the ex-skipper would be among his 40 foreign based players.Meanwhile, Coach Debbah stated that his technical team has proposed that the squad camp in Ghana to acclimatize with the Ghanaian weather, recognizing that Ghana and Togo have similar weather.According to the fixture, the qualifying starts on the weekend of June 12, and Liberia will play Togo in Lome in the 2017 AFCON qualifier. Liberia is in Group A, alongside Tunisia, Togo and DjiboutiIn the Orange African Nations Championship in Rwanda 2016, Liberia will play neighboring Guinea on the weekend of June 19. The return-leg is scheduled between July 3 and 5. Liberia is in the group with The Gambia, Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Sénégal and Sierra Leone.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amazing Tottenham rant: Adrian Durham tears into Spurs players, manager and fans

first_imgtalkSPORT host Adrian Durham launched into amazing rant about Tottenham following their Champions League defeat to Inter Milan.Mauricio Pochettino’s side conceded two late goals at the San Siro in their opening group stage match on Tuesday night to lose 2-1 – their third straight defeat in all competitions. 4 Latest Tottenham Hotspur News 4 And Durham, alongside former Arsenal star and talkSPORT’s Ray Parlour, gave his diagnosis for Spurs’ recent downturn in form.The Drivetime host tore into the club, suggesting the players have been misled into believing how good they were.He also laid into boss Pochettino for his team selection ahead of the game as well as claiming the fans were partly to blame for Spurs’ under-performing.Durham said: “Spurs fans may not like this because they are forever going on about how there’s nobody they could sign that could get into their XI. REVEALED “Harry Winks. Pochettino said he could be England’s Andres Iniesta!“If you start filling these players’ heads with nonsense like that, if you start telling them they’re flipping brilliant they’ll start believing it and it will go to their heads!“And all of a sudden they’ll stop performing. Look at last night, they’re being found out!”Parlour stepped in to suggest it was odd defenders Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier were not selected for the crucial game while Christian Eriksen, who gave Spurs the lead against Inter, has been the only player to give a good account of himself consistently which Durham agreed with. Eric Dier’s role to the Spurs and England set-up is still a mystery to Durham “But I’m looking at those players and I think they’ve been told too many times just how good they are and it’s gone to their heads and they’re not actually that good!“Last night for example. Davinson Sanchez was basically told ‘we don’t need Toby Alderweireld, you’re as good as him and we’ll be fine.’”“Obviously that’s not true and in his head he’s thinking he is as good as Alderweireld when he’s not.“Harry Kane won the Golden Boot but was he actually that good at the World Cup? Not really. And he hasn’t been that good at for a while. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT no dice 4 possible standings Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “There’s no way Spurs can finish in the top 4″Agree with @talkSPORTDrive?📻 Tune in → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/iqgutbMRWr— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 19, 2018 And this prompted Durham to also criticise the Tottenham fans for their role in making their team perform badly before claiming the north London club would not finish in the top four this season.Durham added: “Dembele by the way can’t play two games in a week yet he started on Saturday against Liverpool and started against Inter. What is Pochettino thinking of?“It’s not just the players who are letting it go to their heads, it’s the fans as well who think these players are brilliant when actually they’re not.”Listen to the full Durham rant above Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January getty gameday cracker Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade targets Spurs somehow lost a game they looked destined to win “Mousa Dembele. Pochettino told him he was one of the best players in the world last season. Well, what a load of rubbish that is!“Ben Davies. Wales legend because of Euro 2016 but they didn’t even qualify for the World Cup! How good are you? How good do you think you are and how good are you being told you are?“Heung-min Son. He wins the Asia Cup and that’s fine but he comes back thinking he’s some kind of superhero! But it’s not true.“Eric Dier. Made England captain? He barely passed the ball forward never mind to a team-mate.Adrian Durham doesn’t understand Tottenham star Eric Dier’s qualities – ‘What is he?’“Michel Vorm is told ‘you are second best to Hugo Lloris at a football club in the Premier League’. Since when? He’s nowhere near good enough.” punished England captain Harry Kane was not spared from Durham’s rant 4 It’s fair to say Durham had reservations about Pochettino’s comparisons to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa REVEALED last_img read more