Liberia Bank On Former Dutch Youth International To Wreck Super Eagles

Liberia Bank On Former Dutch Youth International To Wreck Super Eagles

Liberia will be banking on the current form of a former Dutch youth international, Moussa Sanoh, who now plays for CS Mioveni of Romania, to wreak havoc on the Super Eagles of Nigeria during Saturday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier, reports.

Born July 20, 1995 in Cote d’Ivoire  to Liberian and Guinean parents, Sanoh is a former Dutch youth international, who has previously starred for Jong PSV, RKC Waalwijk, Crawley Town, Politehnica Iași, Gaz Metan Mediaș, Voluntari, Balzan, before joining Mioveni early this year.

Heading into Saturday’s game that will be decided at Liberia’s ‘adopted home ground’ in Tangier, Morocco, The Lone Star will look for inspiration from Sanoh, who joined Jong PSV in 2009, and got his debut in March 2014.

After helping them to a 2–1 away victory against FC Eindhoven on his debut, Sanoh scored his first goal for Jong PSV on December 2, 2014, in their 3–1 home win against De Graafschap, sealing the hosts’ victory in the 93rd minute.

Sanoh joined fellow Eerste Divisie side RKC Waalwijk in January 2016 on a six-month deal and, three days later, he made his debut in their 3–1 defeat against Almere City, featuring for the entire 90 minutes.

Following an impressive first few months at the club, Sanoh signed a new one-year deal prior to the 2016–17 campaign.

On 5 June 2017, Sanoh agreed to join English side Crawley Town on a two-year deal with the option of an extra year.

On 8 August 2017, Sanoh made his Crawley debut during their EFL Cup first round 5–1 defeat against Championship side Birmingham City.

Though born in Gbapleu, Ivory Coast, he was raised in Nijmegen, Netherlands, which makes him eligible to represent Ivory Coast, Liberia or Guinea.

He featured for the Netherlands under-17 and under-19 sides between 2013 and 2014, but accepted a call-up On October 2, 2021 from Liberia for two World Cup qualifiers and debuted in a 2–1 loss to Cape Verde on October 7.

Liberia’s full squad for the match on Saturday has three goalkeepers, Derrick Julu (Watanga FC); Tommy Songo’s (LISCR FC); Boison Wynney de Souza (FC Somesul Dej, Romania), among others.

Defenders: Sampson Dweh (LPRC Oilers); Alvin Maccornel (Watanga FC); Ben Benaiah (LPRC Oilers); Carlos Williams (Watanga FC); Prince Balde (FC Drita, Kosovo); Jamal Arago (Sabail FK, Azerbaijan); Mark Pabai (PEC Zwolle, The Netherlands).

Midfielders: Abraham Soumaoro (Paeek FC, Cyprus); Seth Kanteh Hellberg (IK Barge, Sweden); Allen Njie (FC Aarau, Switzerland); Marcus Macaulay (Sahab FC, Jordan); Oscar Murphy Dorley (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic); Justin Salmon (Degerfors IF, Sweden); Abu Kamara (FC Makedonija, North Macedonia).

Forwards: Peter Wilson (Olympiakos Nicosia, Cyprus); Moussa Sanoh (CS Mioveni, Romania); Van-Dave Harmon (KF Laci, Albania); Kpah Sherman (Kedah FC, Malaysia); Sylvanus Nimley (Llves, Finland).
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