Saybwe Sayon Wants Local League Return


Monrovia – Former Invincible Eleven midfielder, Alexander Saybwe Sayon, is calling for the return of the league. He’s been out of Liberia for at least six years.

The attacking midfielder, who left Liberia early 2012 for India to seek greener pasture, said it is time for him to once more showcase his football skills on the local stage.

“Many players will not love to come back home to play in the local league after their experience outside, but I feel coming back home to play in the national league is motivational for upcoming players.”

“There have been no offers yet from any club but I am open to a club that is willing to negotiate with me because I just want to return to Liberian football,” Sayon told Frontpage Africa in an exclusive interview.

The 25-year-old before leaving Liberia for India, also helped Barrack Young Controller gained promotion from the Fourth Division up to the first division. He also joined Roots FC in the than premier League of Liberia.

According to the midfielder, playing in the national league will increase his chance of playing for the national team and the other local national teams.

Saybwe said the just-ended LISCR Unification Cup was entertaining judging from the local clubs’ performances as several big clubs were knocked out of the preseason tournament by smaller clubs.

“Our players are determined which is good for the game; there are some natural young talents in the country that need development,” he added

The Town Team Areacode FC player expressed regrets in the absence of the national league for the past eleven months.

He wants the Football house restart the national league because players are losing forms.

Watanga FC is favorites to land the midfielder to beef up their ranks for the upcoming national league.

Few teams, including Nimba United, Fassell FC, Watanga, LPRC Oilers and NPA Anchors will be monitoring his situation.

One may see the former BYC midfielder’s decision as a wise decision to return to the national league because many Liberian former professional players are in the country and have refused to play for any of the teams.

Recently, Liberia head coach James Debbah said he was disappointed in Sekou Jabbateh and other former professionals who are in the country unattached but not playing in the local league.