Nimbaians take many things in life seriously and that also includes how they handle what they do for entertainment. And this afternoon at 3pm, the county’s football team will attempt to demand what is theirs against Lofa County in their final match in the County Meet Group B at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
And like the Nimbaians, the people of Lofa County are equally ambitious and they may likely not allow, yes, not allow themselves going down without a fight.
With Nimba’s determination and Lofa’s resistance, the only thing remaining to settle scores will be the strengths of their respective players at what is expected to be a grueling 90 minutes encounter.
Both counties have come so far and there should be something that can separate the best from the two, and that will be determined after the game today. Will it be Nimba or Lofa County to cruise forward?
The two counties are prepared for this afternoon’s encounter and it is safe to say that the Nimbaians may call for extra-ordinary forces hidden in Mount Nimba while their opponents may seek assistance from Mount Wologizi.
While it is too easy to say that because Global Witness, the British advocacy group, was able to draw attention on an attempt to have mishandled Mount Wologizi, the Lofa team is fully re-energized to demand what is theirs.
But the problem is Nimba has demonstrated that it cannot be a mere pushover when it comes to important issues, including the struggle to demand respect. It is true that Nimba County is setting the pace in many endeavors in the country for others to follow; for instance, the economic development and its attendant employment opportunities in the county is beyond compare, and hence may prove a point with a victory.
But was Lofa not in the past Liberia’s Breadbasket? True, Nimba County can equally claim a share in that honor and that makes this afternoon’s challenge between the two more exciting.
It is true that Nimba County Sports Association Chief Tomah She Floyd is the man of the moment (remember he is Daily Observer’s Man of Year 2016), but Lofa County’s Attorney Cole Bangalu is marshaling his boys for an afternoon of beautiful soccer that both counties will relish for a long time to come.