30 November 2012

Soto, Roberts On Trial in Brunei

By Wleh Bedell

Two of the country's brightest stars, James Soto Roberts and Dominic Jarteh, are currently on trial in the Asian state of Brunei with Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Foot Club (PPMFC). The pair arrived in that  country on Monday where they will undergo a two-week trial.

Soto who plies his trade with Premiership outfit LPRC Oilers is a typical winger with bursting pace and is one of the best local lads who has shown consistency in his game as he has regularly competed with the country's oversea based players for a place on the senior national team.

Jarteh who scored an unprecedented 20 goals to end as top scorer in the Liberian elite league last season, plies his trade with modest club Fatu FC and like the ex- Bassa Defenders and Liberia Black Star wide man Soto, was recently called on the local based squad for the duel with Mauritania on December 2, in the Local African Nations Cup qualifiers first leg first round tie at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS).

According to news from the club, the players were being monitored in the local league and were recommended by Sports Administrator Emmanuel Geeza Williams, the head of Sports to Develop Underprivileged (SDU).

Other notable players expected to move on trial at the club include ex-Arsenal and Westham winger Louis Boa Morte and former Wigan and Spurs defender Pascal Chibonda.

Also, former Brazil and Real Madrid full back Roberto Carlos is expected to visit the club shortly. The ex-bomber who is currently Sporting Director of Russian side Anzhi Makachkala, according to the report will be visiting the club to discuss ways in making them more viable.

Anzhi is in Brunie though, but, play in the top flight of Singapore.

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