Orange National League: LISCR Boss Tapha Manneh Pleased with Youthful Squad


LISCR head coach Tapha Manneh said he’s pleased with his team’s performance after a goalless draw against Mighty Barrolle in their opening match at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on Wednesday.

LISCR began the new league season with a goalless draw against Mighty Barrolle with several youthful player included in his starting lineup, including Liberia U-17 National team striker Joseph Mento.

“We played the game very well and I believe we will do better. This is a team that we are trying to build because we lost some key players and to replace them, I feel it’s not necessary to go for big players when you have youthful players who can play better. That’s why I allow young players to play,” Coach Manneh said.

Lots of doubts have been expressed over the current LISCR squad, the comprises youthful players who are yet to make over ten First Division league appearances, but Coach Manneh is on record for reposing confidence in youthful players; a system that has made him one of the best coaches in the Liberian league history since taking over the Shipping Boys in 2016.

The Gambian Gaffer and his boys will return to action on Sunday, November 8, against defending champions LPRC Oilers at the ATS.