TERENGGANU striker Francis 'Grandpa' Doe is making headlines for all the wrong reasons these days.
The 27-year-old Liberian, who was on national duty, was reported by the Liberian Times to having been expelled from the national squad ahead of the World Cup qualifier home match against Angola in Monrovia on June 10.
The newspaper reported Doe, alongside captain Anthony Laffor and another senior player Dioh Williams, were expelled by the Liberia FA for constant violation of the national team's players code of conduct.
Back in Kuala Terengganu, Doe is widely assumed to be missing after Terengganu head coach Peter Butler said he did not know the whereabouts of the player.
"He could be on some beach somewhere drinking pina coladas," said Butler after watching his side beat T-Team 3-0 in the Super League on Friday.
Butler did not even mention the striker's name when talking to reporters after Terengganu lost 1-0 to LionsXII at Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu on Tuesday.
Terengganu FA deputy president Shaikh Ahmad Tajuddin Shaikh Yusof said Doe was expected to return to Kuala Terengganu by yesterday.
"He was called home to play in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia late last month and was scheduled to return on June 4.
"Then we heard from him that Liberia wanted him to play in the return match on June 16 but he told us that he wanted to decline the offer and we urged him to fly back as soon as possible.
"He did not say anything about his expulsion and now, he certainly has some explaining to do when he gets back," said Shaikh Ahmad, who is also the assistant team manager. By Zainuddin Muhammad