Football


Barrack Young Controllers. Photo by liberiaentertainment.com

BYC Frustrates Asante Kotoko in Kumasi

All the newspapers, particularly the Kotoko Weekly said Asante Kotoko was ready for Africa and the first casualty should be Liberian champions, Barrack Young Controllers.

It was in the 1/16th preliminary qualifying round of the CAF Championship League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Ghanaian soccer fans had expected a massive victory of more than three goals to nothing against the Liberian champions which sadly for them could not happen.

‘Our Strategies Worked Perfectly against Kotoko’ – BYC Coach

Liberian club, Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) who played Kotoko in last Sunday’s CAF Champions League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium came to Ghana to defend. They lost 2-1 but that was nothing disappointing.

That was the impression given by the technical handler, Robert Lartey at a post-match press conference. According to the coach, theirs was to avoid going down and even if they were to go down, their expectation was that it shouldn’t be by a bigger score line.

Fassell, Aries Win Matches

FC Fassell and Aries FC yesterday won their respective matches against Gardnersville FC (3-1) and Gedi & Sons (3-1) in the second phase of the Cell LFA league, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

Fassell’s Vitale Sieh got the second goal after Gardnersville FC’s goalkeeper Gilbert Okotie scored an own goal after he kicked the ball against his own defender.

Gardnersville FC’s striker Blamah Kermokai had a possible goal to reduce the margin but he shot wild, with only the goalkeeper to beat.


Smiling BYC’s Robert Sirleaf and president Sekou Konneh in Ghana yesterday

CAF Cup: BYC Loses Narrowly, Increases Chances of Qualifying

Liberia’s CAF Championship representatives, BYC, lost 2-1 yesterday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana, to Kotoko.

It was the first leg first match and Liberia’s head of delegation, Minister Eugene Nagbe, complained about poor officiating against Barrack Young Controllers.

In a facebook chat, Minister Nagbe said, “This may sound like a broken record but officiating is the greatest stumbling block to the progress of the game on the continent.”


Red Lions FC: Ready for next opponent

Red Lions Advance in CAF Cup

Liberia’s representative to this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, Red Lions FC, has advanced to the second stage after the failure of their first round opponent, Guinea Bissau’s Cup Winners Estrela de Cantanher, to show up.

The match was scheduled for Sunday February 9, 2014 in Monrovia. The visitors’ late communication on Thursday said they would have arrived in Monrovia last Friday afternoon. But in less than 24 hours, the club communicated to the LFA through an Email that they were unable to show up for the match.

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