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Former Ghana U20 player Jamal Arago switches nationality to Liberia, in squad for World Cup qualifiers

Published on: 07 November 2021

Former Ghana youth player Jamal Arago has switched his nationality to represent Liberia through his grandparents lineage.

Arago has been handed a call-up to the Liberia national team for next week's FIFA World Cup qualifications against Nigeria and Central Africa Republic.

The 28-year-old who currently plays for Sabail FK in Azerbaijan was in the Ghana squad during the 2013 U20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Arago was born in Ghana and had his youth development at Berekum Chelsea.

The Lone Star will take on Nigeria on 13 November and Central Africa three days later with both games taking place at the Stade Ibn Batouta in the Moroccan city of Tanger.

The full squad:

Goalkeepers: Derrick Julu (Watanga FC), Tommy Songo (LISCR FC) and Boison Wynney de Souza (FC Someșul Dej, Romania)

Defenders: Sampson Dweh and Ben Benaiah (LPRC Oilers); Alvin Maccornel and Carlos Williams (Watanga FC); Prince Balde (FC Drita, Kosovo), Jamal Arago (Sabail FK, Azerbaijan) and Mark Pabai (PEC Zwolle, Netherlands)

Midfielders: Abrahim Mohammed “Brem” Soumaoro (PAEEK FC, Cyprus), Seth Kanteh Hellberg (IK Brage, Sweden), Allen Njie (FC Aarau, Switzerland), Marcus Macauley (Sahab FC, Jordan), Oscar Murphy Dorley (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Justin Paul Salmon (Degerfors IF, Sweden) and Abu Kamara (FC Makedonija, North Macedonia)

Forwards: Peter Wilson (Olympiakos Nicosia, Cyprus), Moussa Sanoh (CS Mioveni, Romania), Van Dave Harmon (KF Laci, Albania), Kpah Sherman (Kedah FC, Malaysia) and Sylvanus Nimely (Ilves, Finland)

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