Liberian international striker Patrick Doeplah passed away on Tuesday morning.
Doeplah returned to the west African country from his base in Israel on Monday evening to be part of the U-23 Lone Star contingent in their 2012 Olympic Games qualifier against Ivory Coast in Ghana on Sunday.
The LFA spokesperson Henry Flomo confirmed the player’s death to Goal.com, but stated details containing his death are yet to be established. He said he met the player on his arrival in the capital Monrovia and he was in good health.
Doeplah sent Liberia to the second round of the qualification round when he put in a classic performance and scored the winning goal during the post match penalty shoot-out with Sierra Leone on December 19, 2010 in Monrovia.
Doeplah, 20, was the top scorer of Israeli second division side Hapoel Kfa Saba in the 2010/2011 season scoring nine goals thus far in the ongoing campaign.
Before moving to Israel, the Liberian International played for a host of other local clubs including LISCR FC and Mighty Barrolle.