Lone Star Coach, James Salinsa Debbah will not be available for Liberia return leg with Mauritania on July 23 at the Municipal Stadium in Zouérate, Northern Mauritania.
The former Liberia international turned coach departed country on Monday, hours following Lone Star 0-2 home defeat to Les Mourabitones of Mauritania, to attend a CAF Competitions Symposium in Morocco.
Coach Debbah is part of a three-man Liberia delegation attending the CAF’s Symposium in the Moroccans Capital, Rabat. The other members include Musa Shannon, Vice President for Administration at the Liberia Football Association and Emmanuel Deah, chief scribe at the local football house.
The former Olympique Lyonnais and PSG player stood on the line against the Mauritanians during Liberia embarrassing home defeat at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on July 16.
Liberia Under-23 Coach, Thomas Kojo will stand-in for his former national team team-mate in Mauritania, where Liberia needs to beat their opponent on the day by three clear goals to advance to the next stage of the qualifiers.
Yali Mohamed Dellahi and Boubacar Beiguily scored a goal in each half during the first leg to hand the Mauritanian a two-goal advantage into the second leg.
Lone Star has dropped defensive midfielder, Abraham Barshell and Amadia Kawuah for the trip to Zouérate, a big town in Northern Mauritania with a population of approximately 46,000.
Lone Star home-based delegation left the shores of Liberia on Wednesday with 18 players and seven officials.