Football


Striker Van-Dave Harmon escorted by medics after straining himself to get the winner for BYC

BYC Closes Gap on FC Fassel

First division champions, Barrack Young Controllers (BYC-1) Friday closed the gap with FC Fassel after Van-Dave Harmon strained himself to get the winning goal in their 2-1 win over Gardnerville-based Keitrace FC at the Blue Field in Monrovia.

Following a one-all draw in the first half, captain Harmon fought to put his leg through to hit in a cross from the left flank in the 66th minute which led to the striker sustaining a knee injury.

The “Go Blue Boys” of BYC conceded their first defeat against Mighty Barrolle in their final 2016 league fixture.


FC Fassel players walking out of the pitch after the final whistle

Edward Selebah of Jubilee in possession of the ball, as opponents mark him

FC Fassel Continue Unbeaten Run

LFA first division league leaders, FC Fassel yesterday continued their unbeaten run in the ongoing 2016/2017 Cellcom National league following their 3-0 victory over the Church Boys of Jubilee FC at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

The Soccer Missionaries of FC Fassel secured the three points by scoring thrice in the second half after a goalless first half.


LPRC player in possession of the ball

Nimba United Thrash LPRC Oilers 2-0

Following a two week break due to the continuation of the just ended National County Sports Meet, the Liberia Football Association’s Cellcom National League yesterday resumed at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium with Nimba United thrashing LPRC Oilers 2-0.

The match, which was poorly attended, saw the “Mountaineers” taking the lead in the 14th minute after Oilers’ goalkeeper Saylee Swen and his four defenders failed to clear the ball away from their defense.


(L-R) Alex Bedell, Zubah Vessilee and Julius Williams of Margibi preparing for kickoff as Nimba players walked the pitch

Margibi Battle Nimba for 3rd Place

After conceding defeats in their semi-final matches of the ongoing National County Sports Meet, Margibi and Nimba Counties will today face each other in the 3rd place playoff of the tournament at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

Margibi on Tuesday lost to Montserrado County 5-3 in a penalty shootout, while Nimba were on Wednesday edged out by Maryland in a 2-0 encounter at the ATS.

The last time the two teams met in the finals of the competition was in the 2011 when Nimba defeated Margibi and 2012 when Margibi defeated Nimba two goals to nil to clinch the trophy.


Margibi football team

Montserrado football team lined up before kick off

Will it be Margibi or Montserrado?

The first finalist in the soccer category of the 2016/2017 National County Sports Meet will be decided today, when Margibi go into action against Montserrado County at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

Both counties reached the semi-finals after topping their respective groups in phase two of the competition.

Montserrado struggled during the preliminaries following a draw against Nimba, Sinoe and River Cess counties, but managed to qualify as runners-up of Group II behind Group II winners, Nimba County.

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