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Players Sam Jackson and Sartee Nimely and celebrated player presents Player’s Award to Sam Jackson

BYC ‘Buys’ Nimba County’s Two Strikers

County Meet’s current highest goal scorer, potent striker Sam Jackson and versatile player Sartee Nimely of Nimba County are expected to move to 2nd division champions, FC BYC II.

The duo, who are plying their trades with 3rd division Capitol Hill FC have already been signed, according to an official of the Barrack Young Controller (BYC) Incorporated, who begged to be anonymous.


Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe

‘Vandalism is Unacceptable in Sports’

Youth & Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe has said that it is unacceptable for any Liberian to encourage any act of vandalism in sports.

Minister Nagbe told journalists last Saturday at the Samuel Kanyon Sports Complex that under his leadership, no Liberian will be allowed to use violence to get an objective achieved in the on-going County Meet.

He said the theme of the 2014 National County Sports Meet is to celebrate the uninterrupted ten years of peace in the country, and therefore all actions must be geared towards that.


Eusebio, left, playing for Benifica against AC Milan in a European Cup game in 1963

Eusebio Represented Soccer’s Best

The soccer world last Sunday, January 5, 2014 lost one of its greats, Eusibio da Silva Ferreira in Lisbon. Originally from Mozambique he played for Portugal because his country was under colonial rule at the time.

He was 71, and would have been 72 on Jan. 25, 2014.

He featured for Benfica, and played for the Portugal national football team.


(L-r) President Bility; Hall of Famers in Pachuca, Mexico, with George Weah first right

(L-r) CAF Instructors Tamba and Browne; Lofa County’s Kalu FC

Liberian referees are doing well in their performance

2013 Soccer Review: Growth despite Challenges

Liberian soccer in 2013 did not improve much in winning sub-regional and continental titles in the various competitions.

Though soccer is the nation’s number one sport, there was not much to look up to internationally. Liberian teams did not do well in the World Cup, African Nations Cup, Club Championships, and the Confederation Cup tournaments.

Achievements were however made on the local level. The first was the successful organization of the sub-regional 3rd Division Play-offs, the first of its kind by the Liberia Football Association.

NOCAL, Soccer4Hope

Soccer4Hope-Liberia, with support from the National Oil Company of Liberia in 2013 provided cash, jerseys, balls, to over 20 football teams as well as food and non-food items to schools, orphanage homes and hospital as of July 25, as a way branding NOCAL.

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