Newcastle United under-23 midfielder Mohammed Sangare appears to be like set to make his debut for Liberia of their essential Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to the Democratic Republic of Congo on 24 March.
Sangare, who’s but to make a senior look for Newcastle, has been named in a 20-man squad launched by Liberia coach Thomas Kojo.
The 20-year-old was left pissed off after having to withdraw from earlier squads because of the lack of his UK residence papers.
Sangare, who was born in Liberia however has lived in England for the reason that age of 14, has featured in 16 video games within the Premier Division 2 this season.
“It’s good that Sangare has accepted the decision. He had issues with the residence papers however that has since been settled,” Kojo instructed BBC Sport.
“We did not have a lot time to entry him earlier than the Zimbabwe sport however his debut [against DR Congo] is now on the playing cards. He will likely be an enormous benefit for us and we want gamers like that in our nationwide groups,” Kojo stated.
Uncapped Portugal-based Terrance Tisdell, who turned down earlier call-ups as a result of he wanted clearance to journey to Africa, is now free to journey.
Kojo has additionally handed maiden call-ups to local-based gamers Marvin Blapoh and Gasimu Sheikh Kouyateh, who helped Liberia reached the finals of the West African Soccer Union (Wafu) under-20 Nations Cup in Monrovia in Could 2018.
Skilled South Africa-based Anthony Laffor, who performed the final 4 qualifiers, is suspended however goalkeeper Boison Wynney de Souza, who was born in Spain to a Liberian father and a Brazilian mom, missed out resulting from a “technical cause”, in keeping with Kojo.
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The match is scheduled for Kinshasa however Liberia need the venue for this important qualifier moved out of DR Congo due to considerations over the Ebola epidemic.
Any two of the group’s 4 groups, which additionally contains Zimbabwe and Congo Brazzaville, can nonetheless qualify for this 12 months’s expanded finals in Egypt.
Goalkeepers: Tommy Songo and Ashley Williams (LISCR FC); Alpha Jalloh (Barrack Younger Controllers)
Defenders: Alvin Marccornel and Aloysius Simujla (LPRC Oilers); Teah Dennis and Eugene Swen (Barrack Younger Controllers); Gasimu Sheikh Kouyateh (Pags FC), Kemoh Kamara (LISCR FC), Joel Johnson Alajarin (Charlotte Independence, USA)
Midfielders: Marvin Blapoh (Monrovia Membership Breweries), Mohammed Sangare (Newcastle United, England), Allen Njie (Grasshopper Zurich, Switzerland), Oscar Murphy Dorley (FC Slovan Liberec, Czech Republic), Sylvanus Nimely (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Sam Johnson (Actual Salt Lake, USA)
Strikers: William Jebor (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Kpah Sean Sherman (PKNS Selangor, Malaysia), Tonia Tisdell (Nea Salamina Famagusta, Cyprus), Terrance Tisdell (AD Sanjoanense, Portugal)