“I’m Not Disappointed Being Dropped From Lone Star” Songo Says..
LISCR FC Goalkeeper and Captain Tommy Songo say he’s not disappointed with Coach Thomas Kojo’s decision to drop him from the Senior National team, the Lone Star.
Speaking to The Monrovia Times Sports, Songo said: “Playing on the national team is not a right, but a privilege, as such I cannot be disappointed in the coach’s decision”.
Coach Thomas Kojo played Tommy Songo on the bench in two straight matches after Lone Star’s 1-1 draw against D.R. Congo at the SKD in October, before dropping the towering shot-stopper for the Zimbabwe match.
Since that match, Coach Kojo has fielded two goalkeepers in three games including the Nigeria friendly.
Coach Kojo appears unhappy with the performance of Songo and De Suza, as he seems to have placed faith in teenage goalkeeper Ashley Williams.
Ashley Williams was handed his first full-time appearance against Zimbabwe in which he kept the country’s first clean sheet in qualifying for the 2019 AFCON.
Tommy who has seen his position as the first-choice keeper at LISCR FC also been challenged by Ashley Williams said the Lone Star is for every Liberian footballer who played to merit a place on the team.
He said the decision of the coach cannot be challenged by him as playing on the national team is also an opportunity.
“I was not dropped because of error,” Songo remarked in responding to questions. he said the coach knew what he was doing in selecting Williams to start the match.
he praised his team-mate, Ashley Williams for his level of improvement and the performances he has put out in recent time for the Lone Star.
Songo said he still believes he will make a return to the national team when the time avails itself.
He was in the post on Wednesday for LISCR FC 1-0 win over USM bel Abbes of Algeria in the Caf Confederation Cup preliminary second leg, while Ashley Williams who stood in between the post in the first leg which ended 4-0 for the Algerians was on the bench.