The Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Sports, Senator Abraham Darius Dillon has called for the immediate withdrawal or suspension of Lonestar from all international competitions.
According to him, the only way to make the team competitive again will be to withdraw or suspend them from all international competitions for at least two-three years to begin a rebuilding process.
The Montserrado County Senator said this in relation to Lonestar’s current poor run in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Senator Dillon made the statement on his official Facebook page late Sunday evening following Lonestar’s back-to-back defeat to the Blue Shakes of Cape Verde in just four days.
“I think it is about time now to either withdraw or suspend Lonestar from future international competitions for the next two three years, place more focus on the local national league to help develop a new team with all the support and motivations”, Senator Dillon posted on his official Facebook Page.
He noted that Lonestar is not bad as others see it to be. As a result, Dillon said they as Government need to do more for the improvement of the team.
He expressed hope that the Lonestar will get at its best through the support of the government and its people.
“Liberia’s Lone Star is not “feecee”; our national team simply needs more support and motivation. And yes, we (Government) will have to do more”, he wrote.
The Senate Standing Committee Chairman on Sports also wants the Liberia Football Association to get back to the drawing board and focus on rebuilding a new team.
“Let’s get back to the drawing board and think. Yes, think! The Liberia Football Association must focus on rebuilding a solid team from the youth levels. Until that is done, can the Government suspend the team from all international competitions and rather use the money spend on the senior team to build our youth football programs?
“It breaks my heart and the hearts of the Liberian people to say this but it is our stark truth and reality. The earlier we state it and do something about it, the better we will get a solid national team in a few years from now after the rebuilding process of our youth programs.
Meanwhile, Liberia currently sits bottom of Group C with three points from four matches in the next year’s Qatar World Cup Qualifiers with just two games left to play.
Liberia will be in action on November 13 against their group rivals Nigeria Super Eagles will leads the zone with nine points from four matches.