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2023 AFCON Qualifiers: William Jebor to Captain Liberia against South Africa

Liberia’s newly appointed senior men’s national team head coach Ansumana Keita has announced William Jebor as his captain ahead of the doubleheader against South Africa in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.

The Lone Star departed Liberia on Monday and are expected to touch down in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The first leg is scheduled for Friday, March 24, and will be followed by the return leg on Wednesday, March 28, in Paynesville at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Stadium.

Jebor, who had a fallout with Liberia’s former deputy coach Christopher Wreh and took a career break for two-and-a-half years, is among 16 foreign-based players invited by coach Keita for the doubleheader.

Jebor previously donned the armband when he was selected captain by former head coach Thomas Kojo in 2017 but was replaced by Sam Johnson in 2019.

The 31-year-old returned from his career break and currently plays for Valletta in the Maltese Premier League. 

He joined the club during the winter transfer as a free agent following the expiration of his contract with the Estonian club Kalju FC. 

He’s yet to score a goal since his return after playing seven league games for Valletta.

Jebor has been a lethal striker for Liberia. He has 12 goals in 20 games for Liberia.

Liberia are bottom of Group A, which consists of three teams after Zimbabwe was disqualified from the qualifiers due to the suspension of the Zimbabwe Football Association by FIFA.

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