LISCR Football Club is delighted to announced the signing of Sam Jackson from Barrack Young Controllers Football Club on a three-year deal.
The 20-year-old winger comes on board with lot of experience from the national county meet, the first and second division of Liberian football, the national U-20 team of Liberia, the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup competitions.
Jackson played a starring role in helping Nimba County reached the final of the 2013-14 Liberia National County Meet before losing to Grand Bassa 2-1. He joined Barrack Young Controllers II in 2014 and helped the club win the second division twice and one Liberian FA Cup title as he helped Barrack Young Controllers II qualified for the 2016 CAF Confederations Cup where they played against Moroccan side, Kwakab Athletic Club of Marrakech. After a 3-0 defeat in Morocco, he helped grab a 2-0 win at home as they bowed out on a 3-2 aggregate.
In 2014, he made his debut for Liberia U-20 national team against Gambia in the 2015 African U20 Cup of Nations Qualifier. Liberia qualified to the second round of the qualifiers after winning a protest against Gambia for fielding overage players and were paired against Ivory Coast in the second round. Jackson played in both home and away fixtures as Liberia U20 bowed out on a 2-1 aggregate.
His adventure with the national U-20 continued on April 3, 2016 when he represented the Junior Lone Star in the 2017 CAF AFCON U20 qualifying games against Guinea U-20. The fast-moving attacker played in the home and away fixtures that saw Liberia bowing out on a 2-1 aggregate.
He would go on to help Liberia U-20 finished as runners-up in the 2018 WAFU U-20 Nations Cup. He played all of Liberia’s games in the tournament including the final which Liberia U-20 bowed to a 2-1 defeat to The Gambia U-20. The 2018 year brought many smiles to Jackson who made his debut for Liberia senior national team. He made his debut on July 21 in Liberia goalless draw with Sierra Leone.
The 20-year-old was excited to join the Shipping Boys as he went on to expressing himself after putting pen to paper. Speaking LISCR FC media, he said he’s happy to be at the club and is looking forward to the challenges ahead. “It’s nice being here. A new home for me where I’m looking forward to the new challenges. Happy to be here and ready to help the club compete at the highest level and win some silverwares”, Jackson said.
Head coach, Tapha Manneh was glad for the arrival as Jackson who he referred to him as a “very good player.” The Gambian boss said he’s happy with the signing and he believes the addition of Jackson will bring more competition among his players.
“Excited to have him here. He’s not just a good player but a very good player. It always nice to have such player in your team. With his addition, there’ll be more competition in the team more and more options for me as a coach. He has some quality which I believe will help the team compete at the top level.