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Liberia star Sebwe calls it a day

By Ledgerhood Rennie
BBC Sport

Liberian midfielder Kelvin Sebwe
Sebwe's career has lasted more than two decades

Liberia midfielder Kelvin Sebwe hung up his boots on Thursday, ending a career spanning more than two decades.

Lone Star legend George Weah and other former national team players were at his testimonial match in Monrovia on Thursday.

Sebwe, 37, made his international debut against Mali in 1986.

His 73 international caps yielded 17 goals, making him the Lone Star's most prolific midfielder.

"I'm proud of Kelvin's career in Europe and with the Lone Star. He was wonderful in midfield and got some crucial goals for us," Weah said.

Sebwe spent 13 seasons playing at various clubs across Europe, having launched his career at AS Monaco in 1990.

One of Sebwe's proudest moments came in 1994 when he was voted the best African player in the Belgian League.

He played at two Africa Cup of Nations finals, in 1996 and 2002.

The testimonial match was, however, a disappointment for fans, as there were claims that African superstars such as Michael Essien, Samuel Eto'o, and Didier Drogba would take part.

Many fans left the stadium when it was apparent that they were not taking part.

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