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  Equatorial Guinea Naturalized Liberian Defender Lawrence Sokota Doe


By: Weah Ephraim Harris

Liberia National team Lone Star expectation of presentation in the upcoming African Football festival to be hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea failed to materialized, but Liberia will have a representative in the Nations Cup playing as a Naturalized son for Equatorial Guinea one the of host of the 2012 Orange Nations Cup.

Lawrence Sokota Doe a former player of premiership and Super Cup championship LISCR FC, current Knock-Out container Invisible Eleven Football Club, dissolved Liberian league side St. Anthony Football Club and relegated premiership outfit Deverux FC is heading for his first Nations Cup appearance after serving the Equatorial Guinean national team for years now.

The naturalized Equatoguinean Footballer who plays for Al-Shabab in the Omani League, as a center defender was born in Liberia 3 September 1986 and started his career with high school football in Liberia before he got a chance in the national league and moved out in the early 2000’s.

Defender Lawrence Sokota Doe was contracted by clubs in Mali for few years before landing in his current naturalized home Equatorial Guinea in 2005 and caught t a deal with Renacimiento FC that led to the Equatoguinean Footballer Federation handing the Liberian a chance to naturalized and he took the opportunity and got their passport.

After two years of football action in Equatorial Guinea, the naturalized Liberian defender pocketed a contract in Spain with a club in their lower rank and later deal with Aguilas FC in the Spanish back in 3rd Division.

Early last year the defender moved to Oman where Lone Star defensive midfielder Ben Teekloh last played before moving to Romania, arriving in Oman early last year earned the defender a employment with Bahla Football Club but he has returned to his current home land Equatorial Guinea where he is building with the country national team ahead of the heat Nations Cup.

The naturalized Liberian defender has been in many games for his new country involving a home and away clashed with Liberia few years back at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

Since his departure from Liberian football, the defender has had timed with Stade Malien in 2002, Djoliba in 2003, Sigui in 2004, he spend two years with his first Equatorial Guinea club Renacimiento FC from 2005-07.

The Liberian joined Mengibar in 2007-08 season, back with Renacimiento FC in 2008, Pulpileno FC the end of 2008 season. The Spanish 3rd division side Aguilas FC had timed to benefit from the Naturalized Liberian defender in 2009, he was afforded the jersey of Omani side Bahla FC in 2010, Pulpileno rebooked the Liberian in the end of the 2010 season, before securing a contract with Al-Shabab FC.

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