Ali Adds Nine More to UPSL Roster

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2018 – After announcing his first 11 signees last week, Junior Lone Star II head coach Bobby Ali has added more young star-studded talent to his 2018 United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) roster.

Ali enhanced his roster with three more defenders, three midfielders, two forwards and a goalie.

Included are Damani Binda, Martin Dempster, Elijah Ema, Jehbleh Wilson Jah, Boubacar Keita, Terry Kemokai, Hassan Kone, Kanibah Kutu-Akoi, and Marcel Toure.

Binda, Jah, and Toure are all new players while the rest are returnees from last year’s successful under-23s season.

“We are very excited about adding these young players on our roster, said Ali. “Over the past few weeks, they have shown high level of character and commitment towards our vision for our inaugural season in the UPSL. We are now into our last week of pre-season before the regular season starts and we hope to add few more players to complete our roster before player registration deadline.”

JLS II’s inaugural season in the UPSL begins on April 14 against Upper Darby FC at the Ardmore Elementary School in Lansdowne, PA. Kick off is at 5:00pm EST.

JLS II will then welcome NJ Teamsters FC in our Home Opener on Saturday, April 21 at the Monsignor Bonner High School Stadium in Drexel Hill, PA. Kick off is slated for 3:00pm.

For the full schedule and detailed information for JLS II, please visit

Below is a complete list of today’s signings:


Damani Binda 🇯🇲, 19 = DF/MF = Samuel Fels High School

Martin Dempster 🇱🇷, 22 = DF = Bryn Athyn College

Elijah Ema 🇱🇷, 23 = FW = Penn Wood High School

Jehbleh Jah 🇱🇷, 20 = FW = Manor College

Boubacar Keita 🇲🇱, 21 = GK

Terry Kemokai 🇱🇷, 22 = MF = Manor College

Hassan Kone 🇨🇮, 23 = MF

Kanibah Kutu-Akoi 🇱🇷, 17 = MF

Marcel Toure 🇨🇮, 22 = DF

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