Liberia- born US" Striker Gerald Ben willing to accept Lone Star Call- up''
SOURCE: BY: EMMANUEL WISE JIPOH 0880792041/0777792041
Gerald Ben of FC Haka ( Finland)
Gerald Ben of FC Haka ( Finland)









Liberia Players outside reports said their source, is optimistic that FC Hakka new Wonder boy on the block Gerald Ben will pledge his international future to the Lone star of Liberia rather than his foster home, USA.

The Monrovia -born striker has been sounded out about the possibility of representing Liberia at senior level, and Liberian players outside scout Emmanuel wise Jipoh close to the player situation informed, that he would love to play for Liberia.

Journalist Emmanuel has insisted that Ben is in the plans of the Technical director of the Lone Star, and a call-up to the national team appears imminent for Gerald Ben.

“The Liberia- Lone star is currently combing Europe, Asia and Around the World for youthful players and players on current form who are playing for their clubs, “for the Liberia National Team ahead of the Country AFCON 2019 Qualifier and independent day Jamboree Deputy Youth and sport Minister Andy Quamie told insight source.

“We will soon start the African Cup of Nations qualifiers; most of these players will be exposed. We are taking the AFCON and independent day Match seriously. “

We have few players around us and in Europe we need to bring to the National Team and our negotiation we have to convince them to play for Liberia and it’s a good development for Liberian football’’.

The 25-year-old Gerald Ben may have first played for USA at Youth leveled but he is eligible to play for Liberia given the FIFA facts for International football.

Born in Monrovia, Liberia , and rise in America Gerald has said that he won't reject a call-up to the Lone star ahead of the 2019 AFCON Qualifier, adding that his parents would be immensely proud of that decision.

Ben told Liberian players outside: ''If I keep developing and performing there will come an opportunity one day.

I would love to play for Liberia just let me know the plan and we can figure out what’s is best

''Of course, my mom and family would be very proud if I could play for Liberia.

''As a kid I was a fan of George Weah and James Debbah, but there are a lot of good strikers in the past and now.''

Liberia born American Striker Gerald Ben plays for Finland Ykkonen Club Hakka FC, He is originated from Liberia and rise in the United State of America.

Gerald first started playing football in his adopted home town of Brooklyn Center, and Golden Grizzlies at Oakland in the USA. He later move to Sweden and started playing for Swedish U21 side Eskilstuna in the Swedish youth League.

In 2017 Gerald Ben sign for Finnish third division club Mikkelin Kissat (Miki) in the Finland’s Kakkonen (Group A). He scored five goals in approximately 10 appearances for the club in the Kekkonen Championship”, in his one inspirational season.

On February 23, 2018”, FC Haka Sign the Liberia -American striker Gerald Ben, on a have signed a 1 + 1-year contract, based on performance and the contract is accompanied by a probationary period.

Hakka coach Keith Armstrong said in an interview after signing the Liberian forward. 

I watched him play a couple games in college. He's an imposing physical presence with some ability. Nice to see him getting a shot to keep developing.

- Gerald is still a raw, but very potent player. He is good to challenge one against one of the situations, he is fast, and he works hard for the team and brings physicality to the team. With good coaching, the player gets all the potentials, says Olli Huttunen, Managing Director of FC Hakka.

Ben made his debut for Hakka Ben in a League Cup match against Ilv. And score his first goal the same day; he had however gone on to make approximately Eight League appearance for the club ‘striking three times thus far.

On May 29, 2018 he score in Hakka  Suomen Quarter final League cup 2-1 defeat to Ekenas, Ben is line to feature for Hakka against AC Kajaani on Saturday in Ykkonen Championship Match after sitting out his side 2-0 victory at the weekend over FF Jaros.

 

Player fact:

Name: Gerald Ben

Date of birth: December 31, 1992

Age: 25

Nationality: United states of America/Liberia

Position: Striker- Center-Forward

Player Agent: Bridges sports club Management

Current Club- FC- Haka (Finland).

 
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