Nimba United, BYC II Super Match Doubtful
By Sylvester Worwee
The Super Cup match between Liberia Football Association first division champions, Nimba United and Knockout champions Barrack Young Controller II fixed for November 28, 2015 will not take place as scheduled.
A well-placed source at the local football house has hinted that there is a likelihood that the Super Cup match would take place before the County Meet kicks off, but ruled out the possibility of the match taking place on November 28, 2015.
Our source further disclosed that the Antoinette Tubman Stadium will be used to host quarterfinals, semifinals and grand-final matches of the National County Sports Meet in the month of December and January.
He said, apart from the 2015/2016 league fixtures, no other mechanism has been put in place for the new season which the LFA said would commence on November 28, 2015 with the upper Cup match.
“My brother, the people joking with football in this country.
“The Super Cup will be played in December, maybe before the County Meet move to the ATS but even at that, I’m not too sure.
“As for the league itself, I can tell you for free that the new league season will start after the County Meet,” our source, who asked not to be named because he’s not clothed with the authority to speak on FA matter, said.
It can be recalled that LFA chairman on competition told news men following Liberia 0-1 defeat to the Elephants of Ivory Coast at the ATS that the 2015/2016 national league would start on November 28 this year.
Executive Committee member Ansu Dolley, who heads several other committees at the local football house, also disclosed that league matches in the 2015/2016 season would get underway one week after Nimba United and BYC II Super Cup match on November 28.
The two continental hopefuls, Nimba United and BYC II are expected to fly Liberia’s flag at the Confederation of African Football clubs competitions next year. The Mountaineers are expected to play in CAF premium club competition, the CAF Champions League while BYC II showcase in the Confederation Cup.
In related news, news in the corridor of the LFA says employees there have not taken pay for almost two months. All of the employees contacted for comment refused to speak, fearing their bosses.