Liberia footballers making waves around

By Own Correspondent with support from New Dawn-Liberia – The Indonesian super Liga is currently holding five of Liberia’s international players this season, while other Liberians are playing in their country 1st division.

Zak Razah Krangar is playing for table leader Persipura FC, they club is holding 39 points from 17 matches this season.

The club on Wednesday held home side Sriwijaya FC to a goalless draw. Zak Razah Krangar played for Sriwijaya FC last season.

Oliver Makor, former Lone Star defensive midfielder is attached with Persija Pusat Jakarta; the club is 2nd on the Super Liga ladder with 32 points from 17 matches. Oliver Makor has netted home four goals in fifteen games for the club this season.Persija Pusat Jakarta will meet another top side Persema Malang on Saturday, during their 18th league match.

Edward Junior Wilson is a 26 year old Liberian midfielder that has scored 12 goals for 3rd place club PS Semen Padang this season.

PS Semen Padang is due to play Persijap Jepara on Wednesday during an away match, it will be the club 19th league encounter this season.

Striker Eddie Foday Boakay and midfielder Erick Weeks Lewis is playing for Super Liga side Persiwa Wamena FC, Striker Eddie Foday Boakay, 24 year old, is basing on eight goals this season.

While fellow Liberian Lewis  is pocketing four goals for the club so far, Persiwa Wamena fell 5-2 to Persib Bandung on Thursday and they are position seven on the table with 27 points from 18 matches.

Persiwa Wamena FC will honor their league game with Oliver Makor Club Persija Pusat Jakarta on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

In a related development a  former LISCR midfielder, James Koko Lomell, has returned to Liberian from Bahrain where he is reported to have signed a five-month deal to end next month (May-2011). Koko netted four goals in the Premiership for LISCR before his loan departure from Liberia.

The 25-year old midfielder, suffered a club owning folder from South Africa’s 1st division club Aziz Kara, who claimed Koko was their product and warned PSM Medan FC, an Indonesian Club to avoid the Liberian. Since then, the Liberian international has struggled to regain international deal, although he surfaced in Indonesia for a short while. Koko returned to Liberia after a tryout in Sweden. Koko, a regular leg in Lone Star matches, was seeing training with the national team ahead of the All Africa game against Nigeria this Sunday in Monrovia.

The Swedish 2nd Division national league is expected to feature two Liberians this Sunday. Taurus Manneh and Wilfred Green, contracted by Carlstad United, will honor their official league game on Sunday. Carlstad United FC is scheduled to play its first league match away to Assyrian BK.

Both Liberians were signed weeks ago on a forward deal from Monrovia FC, according to last club details provided for fans on the club website.

Also from England , New England Revolution announced Thursday that they have signed Liberian central defender Otto Loewy to the team.Loewy, a native or Liberia, is a U.S. permanent resident and will count as a domestic player on the roster. That’s important because it enables the Revs to still sign players who are from outside the United States.

Loewy played four seasons at Wintrhop University, starting in 79 games. He earned all-region honors as a senior in 2008 but suffered a leg injury in his final collegiate game, preventing him from participating in the 2010 MLS Combine.

“Otto performed well during his trial with us in Georgia,” Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. “He’s a strong player and will provide added depth along our backline this season.”

He’s set to join the team sometime next week.