Liberia double champions, LISCR Football Club has bolstered their squad ahead of the 2017-18 league season with the signing of Liberia international defender, Hilton Varney. The 2016-17 Liberia First Division and FA Cup champions beat off reported competition with Soccer Missionaries FC Fassell and Oil Boys LPRC Oilers to complete their third signing in the transfer window, following the arrival of striker Mark Paye from Barrack Young Controller (BYC) Football Club and Amadiah Kawah from Keitrace Football Club.
Hilton, who operates as left-back joins the shipping boys as a free agent from three times league champions, BYC FC. The 23-year old joins the Gardnersville based club on a three-year deal. Varney’s move to LISCR comes two weeks after the club had announced the release of left back Momo Kiadii whose three years contract had expired. Since the release of Kaidii who played as second choice left-back to LISCR’s captain Daniel Woto, there were speculations about the club submitting a bid for Watanga Football Club ’s left-back, Carlos Williams who’s still under contract. However, they opted to sign Varney whose contract with the Go Blue Boys had expired.
At BYC, he proved to be one of the best left-back on the local scene as he quickly caught the attention of the Lonestar head coach, James Salinsa Debbah that handed him an invitation for the national team. He made his debut for the Lonestar in the 5-0 thrashing of Djibouti. Hilton Varney move to LISCR will see him reunite with his former teammate at BYC who also made a move to the Shipping Boys. The pair will return to the CAF Champions league, having missed out on the 2017 group stage with BYC.