Liberia's Serbian-based defender Omega Roberts has for the first time spoken on his absence from the Liberia-Nigeria match in Calabar, Nigeria which the Lone Star bowed to the Super Eagles 6-1 in the final round of the 2013 African Cup of Nations Cup qualifier.
Speaking to our Sports Desk from Serbia, the center-half said he has been injured since Liberia and Nigeria 2-2 draw at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex.
He admitted that the Liberia National team technical staff was informed that he wanted to form part of the delegation to Calabar, but unfortunate he was told by his club doctor not to turnout because he was not ready to play game for both club and country, which according to him, the club immediately informed the technical staff of Lone Star.
"I wanted to come for the trip to Nigeria, but the doctor told me that I was not ready for the game and the club stopped me from training", he maintained.
"My team called the technical staff and sent paper from the hospital to confirmed it", he added.
Rio as he is commonly known in Liberia used the occasion to apologize to his fans and all Liberians for the inconvenience he may have caused, but pointed out that it was not his fault.
"I like to use this medium to extend my sincere apology to all Liberians including my fans, and to let you know that I love my country; that I will always be happy to turnout for games when I am called upon" he concluded.
Meanwhile, the former Sloboda Uzice defender has been given the green light to be back on the pitch in two weeks for his club side Fudbalski klub Smederevo.
Omega told the New Republic Sports Desk that he is expected back home in December of this year for the year end break.