By Christopher C Walker
The West African Football Union (WAFU) have invited the Champions of Liberia Barrack Young Controllers(BYC-I) to a four team Inter-Club tournament in (Dakar) Senegal from March 30-April 2, 2017.
Only League Champions from Ivory Coast, Liberia, Ghana and Senegal were invited by WAFU.
Putting Liberia’s BYC in the prestigious class of ECOWAS teams. FOX Sports is a giant United States (Los Angeles) TV network with a massive worldwide audience.
The Media group is the official sponsor of WAFU after signing a sponsorship deal with the West African Football parent body.
Teams that are Invited to the Inaugural tournament are Ghana-Wa All Stars, Ivory Coast-AS Tanda, Liberia-Barrack Young Controller, Senegal-US Gorée (Dakar)
The Tournament should have taken place on December 8-10 2017 but was postponed by WAFU due to a conflicting date with a religious festival in Senegal.
The tournament’s aimed at Celebrating its Zone A long-term sponsorship agreement between WAFU and FOX Networks Group (FNG).
It is confirmed that CAF President Issa Hayatou will attend the event and rumored FIFA President Gianni Infantino will also be in Dakar for the week long football activities.
One may also assume because of the prestige associated with the tournament, major team scouts from Europe will be in hand to see talent first hand.
The communitcation from WAFU states that the orginizers will shourlder transportation and hotel accomodation for all of the teams, but for only a 25 men delegation.
According to the Invitation from WAFU In the coming days, a Camera crew from FOX TV will be send to Monrovia to film and profile BYC for advertisements of the Tournament
BYC who are the champions of Liberia on Januray 29, 2017 defeated FC Johansen in an International Frieldly 2-1 as they preper for their CAF Champions league match with Stade Malien on Feburay 12 with the return leg in Mali a week later.
Club President Sekou Konneh said they welcome the idea of WAFU to host such tournment and want tournament to be an annual tournment with in West Africa”.