The Miracle Man in action with the Lone Star against Mali’s national team. Photo: Mozart Dennis – Advertisement – The national soccer coach, James Salinsa Debbah, had a colorful soccer career both in Liberia and in Europe. Known popularly to adoring fans as Salinsa, he began his career with Mighty Barrolle in 1984.At the time Mighty Barrolle and rivals Invincible Eleven were the nation’s title contenders and whenever the two teams met in any of the various competitions, Monrovia was agog with gossip and excitement.A colorful inside left (#10), Salinsa possessed a remarkable ability to turn imminent defeat into victory and sports writers at the time awarded him with the accolade ‘The Miracle Man.’Salinsa had the uncanny ability to scores important goals against their opponents that he also earned the accolade ‘Liberia’s Most Celebrated Player.”In 1989, he left Liberia for Union Douala of Cameroon to begin a semi-professional career after refusing previous offers and lasted a season, moving on to the French club Olympique Alès.The following year, 1991, Debbah joined AS Monaco and eventually played in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup finals. In 1995 he moved to Olympic Lyonnais and later joined OGC Nice until 1997.He later joined Belgian League squad R.S.C. Anderlecht and later played one season for Paris St. Germain. Debbah later joined the Turkey Super League squad Ankaragücü before joining Iraklis of Greece.He also played for Al-Jazeera Club from 2001–2003 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, then Muharraq Club from 2003–2004 in Muharraq, Bahrain. Four years after leaving Muharraq Club, he moved to the Indonesia Super League and joined PKT Bontang for a season (2008–09).Debbah was a key player for the national soccer team, Lone Star and teaming up well with teammates, including George Weah, Dominic Brapoh (Lucky Shango), Jonathan Sogbie (Boye Charles) and the rest. Presently managing the national soccer team, Debbah continues to keep the dream to contribute and inspire the younger generation to do better for the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John’s water testing lab achieved 100 per cent acceptable data in a sample study.Fort St. John has one of 220 laboratories in North America that participates in annual water testing. The City announced today that our local lab has been recognized as a ‘Laboratory of Excellence’ for this achievement.The City itself was awarded a certificate of achievement by Environmental Resource Associates.- Advertisement -“What this means to the citizens of Fort St. John is that they can have complete confidence in the testing of our drinking water,” according to a news release sent by the City.“If City tests indicate the water is clean, then it really is clean.”The evaluation standards include testing for the following: Iron, Turbidity, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Calcium Hardness, Total Hardness, Alkalinity, Fluoride and pH. Rogers adds that the city is committed to drinking water of the highest standard, and that the methods of testing are of the highest standard.Advertisement Director of Public Works, Don Demers, says he’s not surprised the City has done so well with regard to their water treatment. Demers call the staff ‘oustanding’ and remarks that the team has a total of 24 years of experience behind them.Northern Health recognizes this testing and is ‘very appreciative’ of the City’s participation in this voluntary program.