Liberian coach James Debbah disappointed but positive

Liberian coach James Debbah disappointed but positive

Sunday Sep 10, 2017. 11:00

Following his side’s exit from the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on Saturday, September 9 after losing 5-4 to Senegal in a penalty shoot-out, Liberian coach James Debbah says not all is lost.

Liberia failed to find the back of the net in their goalless draw with Senegal at Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Ghana on day one of the WAFU tournament, and they were made to pay for their missed opportunities.

Speaking after the match Debbah admits they have some weaknesses as a team, but playing in tournaments like this will help them to develop as a nation and to succeed in future competitions.

“I’m disappointed for failing to make history by beating Senegal for the first time in the country’s history,” said Debbah.

“We are building a team and definitely with time we will get better going forward.

“We played well against Senegal and we dominated possession, the team chemistry was perfect but connecting was our weakness.

“We will go and regroup and make ourselves a better side for the future.”