Freedom FM has been reliably informed that 22-year-old Justin Salmon has agreed to switch his international allegiance from Sweden to Liberia.
The 22-year-old was born in Sweden to a Liberian father and a Swedish mother, but he has been reportedly overlooked by the Swedish Football Association at all levels.
According to our source close to the Liberia Football Association, it appears that Sweden will finally miss out on Salmon, who has reportedly agreed to obtain a Liberian Nationality.
Reports also suggest that Liberia Head Coach Peter Butler has requested the Liberia Football Association to look into the player’s situation in an attempt to be selected for next month (September) double Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers with Nigeria and the Central African Republic.
Butler is set to name a 26-man Squad for the Lonestar World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on September 3, with Salmon’s expected to be included.
Who is Justin Salmon?
Name: Salmon Justin Salmon Born: January 25, 1999 (age 22 years) Position: Midfielder Height: 6′ 3″ Club: Degerfors IF (Sweden). Leauge: Allsvenskan (Swedish professional league for men's association football clubs) He started his youth career with his boyhood club IF Brommapojkarna and onward to his senior career with Eskilstuna, where he scored nine (9) goals in 40 games in 2017-2018 before moving to Karlslunds in the 2019/2020 season in which he played 35 games and scored five (5) goals as an attacking midfielder. During the 2020-2021 season, he signed for Vasteras SK where he played 16 games in all competitions scoring one time before moving to his current home Degerfors for the 2021-2022 season.
In Another Development, Former FC Fassell attacker Mohammed Kamara, who is currently playing for Turkey’s first league side Hatayspor, looks set to make his debut with the Senior National Team of Liberia, the Lone Star, against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in September World Cup qualifier opener in Lagos.
The player decides to play for Liberia is due to numerous calls in many quarters, calling for him to choose Liberia over Guinea.
Besides, a top-notch African teammate at his club Hatayspor consistently urged him to play for the Lone Star as he noted; ‘’ play for your country”.
Also, a Senior Liberian National Team Star who asked not to be named, surprisingly rang his phone encouraging him to play for Liberia and recounted the time with the team; the excitement and so much involved.
Coach Peter Butler has also been busy on the line talking with the footballer to feature for the Lone Star.
Kamara and teammates began the new Turkish Super League season on Saturday with a 1-1 home draw with visiting Kasimpasa.