• IK Brage midfielder Seth Kanteh Hellberg has been called-up by new Liberia coach Peter Butler.
  • The 24-year-old is among 13 foreign-based players called up by new coach Peter Butler

IK Brage midfielder, Seth Kanteh Hellberg, is among 13 foreign-based players named by new Liberia coach Peter Butler to face Sierra Leone.

Hellberg, 24, who plays in Sweden’s second-tier, was born to a Liberian mother and Swedish father.

The first leg contest is a World Cup 2022 preliminary scheduled to be played at the Samuel Kay Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville City, kick-off 4:00 pm on Wednesday 4th September and the return leg in Freetown on 8 September.

Newcastle United under-23 midfielder Mohammed Sangare, who made his long-awaited debut away to DR Congo in March, is also in the squad.

Captain William Jebor, who recently moved to the United Arab Emirates and Belarus-based defender Eugene Swen, who last featured in the 1-0 friendly defeat to Ivory Coast in March, were recalled.

Veteran South Africa-based striker Anthony Laffor of Mamelodi Sundowns missed out due to injury.

Butler will name the local-based players after LPRC Oilers and LISCR FC’s Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup second leg ties this weekend.

Liberia will take on Sierra Leone on 4 September outside Monrovia with the return leg in Freetown on 8 September.

The full list of Butlers named overseas-based players

Defenders: Joel Johnson Alajarin (Charlotte Independence, United States), Eugene Swen (Energetik-BSU, Belarus) and Teah Dennis (South Samity, India)

Midfielders: Mohammed Sangare (Newcastle United under-23, England), Oscar Murphy Dorley (Slovan Liberec, Czech Republic), Seth Kanteh Hellberg (IK Brage, Sweden), Allen Njie (Grasshopper Club, Switzerland), Sylvanus Nimely (Spartak Moscow 2, Russia), Terrance Tisdell (Baroka, South Africa) and Tonia Tisdell (Nea Salamis Famagusta, Cyprus)

Forwards: William Jebor (Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates), Kpah Sherman (PKNS, Malaysia) and Sam Johnson (Real Salt Lake, United States of America).

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