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MC Breweries Fight Mighty Barrolle For Liberian FA Cup Crown

 

 

 

BY Kolubah Zayzay

 

The Liberia Football Association 2016 League activities will formerly come to an end Sunday when the Liberian FA Cup title is decided.

Mighty Barrolle who is returning to top flight football since four years will face entertaining Monrovia Club Breweries in Sunday’s much anticipated Knockout final.

The two teams are returning to the first division, and will hope to crown their season on a high note.

Club Breweries, the defeated finalist in last season’s FA Cup, has never won the Cup, but will be hoping to end that drought Sunday when they take on the Rollers at the ATS.

Mighty Barrolle last played and won the Liberian FA Cup in 2010, when Garmondeh Karnga was ending his tenure as President.

With their respective performances in the second division this season, book makers tipped Monrovia Club Breweries as favorites to win the title ahead of Mighty Barrolle.

Club Breweries were favorites to win last year’s cup, but failed to BYC II in post-match penalties.

Report says, Club Breweries players have been promised huge bonuses to win Barrolle on Sunday to get their first chance of playing in the Caf Confederation Cup as well as ending the season as double champions after winning the second division cup.

Before that game on Sunday, the female version of the Liberian FA Cup will come between defending champions Earth Angels and Determined Girls.

Earth Angels who missed out on winning the women second division title to new rivals Senior Pros, want to retain the Liberian FA Cup to put smiles on the faces of their fans.

Determined Girls want to add their name to winners of the LFA Cup as well, so they will give the defending champions the run for their money.

The Liberian FA Cup game between Breweries and Barrolle will be officiated d by Deputy Chief Referee Jerry S. Yekeh.

Published in LFA League
Friday, 29 July 2016 21:23

Yekeh Handles FA Cup Final Match

Yekeh Handles FA Cup Final Match

Following the lifting of his suspension on July 23rd, Jerry Yekeh has been given the whistle to officiate the Grand Final of the 2015/2016 Liberia football Association (LFA) Knock-out Competition.

The 36-year-old Liberian Fifa Badge Referees has been selected to officiate the FA Cup final between Monrovia Club Breweries and Mighty Barrolle which is to be play on Sunday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.

Yekeh will be joined by fellow compatriots Joseph Hoff and Elisha Johnson as Assistant Referee #1&2 respectively while George Roger will serve in the capacity as Reserve Referee for the match.

The Liberia Football Association has also named Sylvina Garnett to officiate the match between Earth Angels and Determine Girls in the female category of the 2015/2015 Knock-out finals.

Garnett has been named as Central Referee while she will be ably guarded by Irene Notee as Assistant referee #1, Geeta Borbor as Assistant referee #2 while Decontee Kai will serve as reserve referee.

Published in LFA League

Johnson Scores as Wuhan win 2-0 in the Chinese League One


Liberian Forward Sam Johnson scored twice in the Chinese League One against Shenzhen FC to give Wuhan Zall's a 2-0 win.

Johnson scored the first goal in the 46 minutes of play with a final goal in the 71 minutes to give his side Wuhan Zall FC a win over Shenzhen FC on Saturday.

Johnson goals indicate that he is worth the amount of money the Chinese side splashed to sign him, a true supporter of Wuhan told the Liberian Football Stars News Network in an interview.

The 23 Year old forward moved to Wuhan Zall FC in China in July 2016 from Swedish top fight club Djurgardens or DIF for a record fees of 4.2 Million Euros.

" I am so happy scoring two goals for my new club. Not just scoring but alerting defenders in the league this season", he told the Liberian Football Stars News Reporter, Kobe Don Holic in an online interview.

The former Djurgardens and Nimba United Football Club forward was welcome by group of Liberian Youths in China upon his arrival in the country.

Wuhan Zall are 10th on the Chinese League one table with 25 points.
Story By: Daniel Kobe Ricks (Kobe Don Holic)
Liberia's No.1 Online Football Youth Reporter
Tel: +233 544 744 244
Email: kobedonholic@libstars.com/kobedonholic@gmail.com
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BYC’s Saydee impresses on trial in Slovakia

Barrack Young Controllers skillful winger Prince Saydee has arrived in Slovakia on Wednesday, July 27 for his three weeks of trial. The wonder kid who received an invitation for a trial with SK Slovan Bratislava arrived at the Slovakia international airport Wednesday morning and had his first training session with Bratislava.

The top rated Slovakian club technical staff headed by Coach Nikodimos Papavasiliou seemed impressed with the 23 year old Liberian winger performance during his first session and feels he might be a great addition to their club if they signed Saydee.

During the attacker first training he scored a hat trick convincing the club that he can be a future star for them. His first goal was a great individual skill as he got pass three defenders before placing the ball at the back of the net. His second came into the training three minutes after his first with a header while his third was a close range shot that beat the first choice goal keeper of SK Slovan Bratislava who are currently participating in the Europa League.
”Nani,” the skillful BYC players have now attracted lots of friends on the team after just one training session due to his speed, good foot work, dribbling skills and his eye for goals.

Speaking to SKY Sports from Slovakia the wonder kid said he feel happy having a trial in Europe because it is his dream to played in that part of the world. “I will do my best to stay here by doing what best I know which is football, the players, technical staff and fans are wonderful and I hope to convinced them to be a part of SK Slovan Bratislava after my trial” said Prince. He added, “but I already miss my Liberian food.”

The skillful winger has been a BYC star player for the past four years, after been discovered & developed by the “Go Blue Boys” from the 3rd Division.

He is the club second highest goal scorer this season, behind LFA’s & BYC’s top goal netter Mark Paye. Sayee has scored nine goals, thirteen assists, creating four penalties for the “Go Blue Boys” this season who won the LFA 2015/2016 First Division Championship.

Prince is commonly called “Nani” because of his natural skill and speed he can play as both a winger and a central forward.

Meanwhile the agent who scouted Saydee has hinted BYC that Bratislava is already preparing a bid for the winger due to his performance thus far, it is believed that Saydee could be signed sooner than expected because players on the team are now pressuring the club to start possible transfer negotiations with BYC for the wonder kid.

According to the President of BYC Sekou Konneh after the three weeks of trial based on the performance of Saydee both clubs will start possible negotiations for a possible transfer of “Nani” to the top rated Slovakian club.

“This is the beginning of more players to benefit from our new arrangements with top clubs in Europe” said the BYC President. He noted that BYC has established several contacts in Europe for their players to showcase their talents, and Saydee is the first as there are other offers that the club is contemplating on England, Holland, France, Norway, Greece, and many other countries.

ŠK Slovan Bratislava is a football club based in Bratislava, Slovakia, that plays in the Slovak Super Liga. The Club was Founded as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava in 1919, and changed its name to Slovan Bratislava in 1953. Slovan is the most successful team in Slovakia with the most titles in both league and cups in the country.

Slovan Bratislava became the first and so far only club in Slovakia as well as former Czechoslovakia to win one of the European cup competitions, the Cup Winners' Cup when they defeated FC Barcelona in the final in Basel in 1969. The club also supplied seven players to the victorious UEFA Euro 1976 Czechoslovak.

BYC’s Saydee impresses on trial in Slovakia

Barrack Young Controllers skillful winger Prince Saydee has arrived in Slovakia on Wednesday, July 27 for his three weeks of trial. The wonder kid who received an invitation for a trial with SK Slovan Bratislava arrived at the Slovakia international airport Wednesday morning and had his first training session with Bratislava.

The top rated Slovakian club technical staff headed by Coach Nikodimos Papavasiliou seemed impressed with the 23 year old Liberian winger performance during his first session and feels he might be a great addition to their club if they signed Saydee.

During the attacker first training he scored a hat trick convincing the club that he can be a future star for them. His first goal was a great individual skill as he got pass three defenders before placing the ball at the back of the net. His second came into the training three minutes after his first with a header while his third was a close range shot that beat the first choice goal keeper of SK Slovan Bratislava who are currently participating in the Europa League.
”Nani,” the skillful BYC players have now attracted lots of friends on the team after just one training session due to his speed, good foot work, dribbling skills and his eye for goals.

Speaking to SKY Sports from Slovakia the wonder kid said he feel happy having a trial in Europe because it is his dream to played in that part of the world. “I will do my best to stay here by doing what best I know which is football, the players, technical staff and fans are wonderful and I hope to convinced them to be a part of SK Slovan Bratislava after my trial” said Prince. He added, “but I already miss my Liberian food.”

The skillful winger has been a BYC star player for the past four years, after been discovered & developed by the “Go Blue Boys” from the 3rd Division.

He is the club second highest goal scorer this season, behind LFA’s & BYC’s top goal netter Mark Paye. Sayee has scored nine goals, thirteen assists, creating four penalties for the “Go Blue Boys” this season who won the LFA 2015/2016 First Division Championship.

Prince is commonly called “Nani” because of his natural skill and speed he can play as both a winger and a central forward.

Meanwhile the agent who scouted Saydee has hinted BYC that Bratislava is already preparing a bid for the winger due to his performance thus far, it is believed that Saydee could be signed sooner than expected because players on the team are now pressuring the club to start possible transfer negotiations with BYC for the wonder kid.

According to the President of BYC Sekou Konneh after the three weeks of trial based on the performance of Saydee both clubs will start possible negotiations for a possible transfer of “Nani” to the top rated Slovakian club.

“This is the beginning of more players to benefit from our new arrangements with top clubs in Europe” said the BYC President. He noted that BYC has established several contacts in Europe for their players to showcase their talents, and Saydee is the first as there are other offers that the club is contemplating on England, Holland, France, Norway, Greece, and many other countries.

ŠK Slovan Bratislava is a football club based in Bratislava, Slovakia, that plays in the Slovak Super Liga. The Club was Founded as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava in 1919, and changed its name to Slovan Bratislava in 1953. Slovan is the most successful team in Slovakia with the most titles in both league and cups in the country.

Slovan Bratislava became the first and so far only club in Slovakia as well as former Czechoslovakia to win one of the European cup competitions, the Cup Winners' Cup when they defeated FC Barcelona in the final in Basel in 1969. The club also supplied seven players to the victorious UEFA Euro 1976 Czechoslovak.

MC Breweries Fight Mighty Barrolle For Liberian FA Cup Crown

 

 

 

BY Kolubah Zayzay

 

The Liberia Football Association 2016 League activities will formerly come to an end Sunday when the Liberian FA Cup title is decided.

Mighty Barrolle who is returning to top flight football since four years will face entertaining Monrovia Club Breweries in Sunday’s much anticipated Knockout final.

The two teams are returning to the first division, and will hope to crown their season on a high note.

Club Breweries, the defeated finalist in last season’s FA Cup, has never won the Cup, but will be hoping to end that drought Sunday when they take on the Rollers at the ATS.

Mighty Barrolle last played and won the Liberian FA Cup in 2010, when Garmondeh Karnga was ending his tenure as President.

With their respective performances in the second division this season, book makers tipped Monrovia Club Breweries as favorites to win the title ahead of Mighty Barrolle.

Club Breweries were favorites to win last year’s cup, but failed to BYC II in post-match penalties.

Report says, Club Breweries players have been promised huge bonuses to win Barrolle on Sunday to get their first chance of playing in the Caf Confederation Cup as well as ending the season as double champions after winning the second division cup.

Before that game on Sunday, the female version of the Liberian FA Cup will come between defending champions Earth Angels and Determined Girls.

Earth Angels who missed out on winning the women second division title to new rivals Senior Pros, want to retain the Liberian FA Cup to put smiles on the faces of their fans.

Determined Girls want to add their name to winners of the LFA Cup as well, so they will give the defending champions the run for their money.

The Liberian FA Cup game between Breweries and Barrolle will be officiated d by Deputy Chief Referee Jerry S. Yekeh.

Published in LFA League

Kollie Korvy uncertain over United’s future

By Boy Dolo

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) current Best Coach contract with the Mountaineers has expired and he has remained tightlipped on his future with the Mount Barclay based Club.

Kollie Korvy said signing a new contract with Nimba United will be a difficult decision he will have to make, creating doubt over his prospect with the team.

It is no doubt that United will offered the former Ever Green and Andorance Head Coach a new deal, but he has told INSIGHT Sports that he is also looking out for new opportunities.

Korvy guided United to gain promotion to the First Division during the 2014-2015 League season and also helped the Club clinched their First ever Major trophy the same season.

United won the local league topflight crown for the first time in their five year history last season under the guidance of Korvy.

The Mountaineers finished third in this season league and were put out of the FA Cup by returning Mighty Barrolle who defeated them in the semifinal in post match penalty.

“As we speak I don’t have contract with Nimba United, I am now a free agent. My manager is negotiating with other clubs,”Korvy told Insight Sport Sunday following his side 1-0 defeat to LPRC Oilers.

Nimba United featured an under-strengthen team against the Oil Boys who were desperate to escape relegation.

He added: “I may remain with Nimba United if they offer me new contract, but it will be a difficult decision to take judging from what I have experienced with the club management in the past seasons. But it also depends on what they will offer, if I receive a better offer from elsewhere I will take it,”

Meanwhile Coach Korvy has expressed disappointment over his side failure to win any of the two trophies in the local league this season.

According to him, for United who were the defending champions of the league to finish third in the championship and also failed to win the Knockout was disappointing for the club and her supporters

Published in LFA League
 

Musa Bility elected as president for over 24 Anglo-phone countries in Africa.

The President of the Liberia football Association, Musa Hassan Bility has been elected as the president of the Anglophone countries in Africa.

Mr. Musa Bility who is the vice president of WAFU was elected over the weekend in Abuja, Nigeria when FIFA president, Gianni Infantino visited that region to help resolve the bickering between the football Association and the Nigerian government.

The meeting in Abuja, Nigeria brought together football stakeholders from across the continent to discuss the challenges and prospects of the game where LFA president was elected as the new president of anglophone countries.

Mr. Bility will hence forth serve as head and supervise football activities of over 24 anglophone countries in Africa.

The LFA boss in a chat with RCISPORTS welcomed the challenge and commended his colleagues for the opportunity adding that he intends to fast track football developments in those anglophone countries.

More details to come...

 
 

WAFU Tourney To Honor President Sirleaf In October?

By: Omari Jackson

At a recent West Africa Football Union (WAFU) meeting in Dakar, Senegal, Mr. Musa Bility, president of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) and who was elected one of its vice presidents, proposed a tournament this year in October, to honor President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as part of activities to climax her final term in office as President of Liberia.

Mr. Bility’s proposal was accepted by the WAFU commission and Liberia Football Association (LFA), was charged with the responsibility to work along with the WAFU Secretariat to ensure that October 2016 see the successful hosting of the tournament in Monrovia.

October is fast approaching and nothing has been heard about what the LFA is doing with WAFU Secretariat to get the game going as intended. But the question that is yet to be answered is about the venue for the tournament since several countries would be participating in it.

Presently, there is the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, and just may be the Blue Field and I am not sure the two grounds can host four to six countries in a highly contested tournament to honor Africa’s proverbial Iron Lady’s legacy to Liberia and Africa.

LFA sources are silent on what is going on and there have been no reports about what WAFU is doing to ensure that the tournament is successful, as things speed up to their climax.

LFA President Musa Bility has a legacy to make and he knows that making propositions must go along with a realistic and corresponding arrangement and foresight to ensure their successes.

The recent debacle with the Togolese national team suggests that it is about time that we find means to get our local teams together and ready to handle national assignments. The WAFU Tournament could be one means to test the strength of our local members of the national soccer team.

With this article it is hoped that the LFA would give us an update on what is going on, concerning the WAFU Tournament to honor our president. This initiative is loaded because it could lead President Sirleaf to make one of the greatest commitments in her political career as it affects the overall development of sports in Liberia.

 
Published in LFA League
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 20:10

Lartey, Sumo Part Company with LISCR

 

Lartey, Sumo Part Company with LISCR


By Augustus Auggie Audekina-Doe

 

Robert Lartey and his deputy, Samuel Sumo,are now former managers of Gardnersville-based, LISCR FC.

The two technicians on Monday, July 25, 2016 reached a mutual consent with officials of the ‘Shipping Boys’ and are now free to secure a job elsewhere.

As head Coach, Pella gave thanks and appreciation to the management of LISCR FC for “the good and bad times” they have had together.

After a wretched run of form, first division outfit LISCR FC resolved to make a change, two days to their FA Cup match with Holder FC.

LISCR FC suspended Coach Robert Lartey, alias ‘Coach Pella’ and his deputy Samuel Sumo due to their poor performance.

The Gardnersville-based club at the same time handed control to former Barrack Young Controller and NPA Anchor Coach, Abraham Sese.

Coach Pella was under pressure for a large portion of his debut campaign with the Gardnerville based club, and his suspension came following a 2-0 defeat to FC Fassell at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on Sunday.

The weekend result left the ‘Shipping Boys’ with 13 points from 12 league matches.

Lartey's future appears uncertain, with Sese handed the wheels for the remainder of the season which saw LISCR end in fifth position with 27 points.

The two times ‘LFA’s Best Coach of the Year’ penned a two-year deal with LISCR FC on November 28, 2015; a month after he mutually parted company with his former employer, BYC.

 
Published in LFA League
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 20:07

Montgomery, Yekeh Suspension to be lifted

 

Montgomery, Yekeh Suspension to be lifted

BY Augustus Auggie Audekina-Doe

 

Center Referee Isaac Montgomery and Reserve Referee Jerry Yekeh will be free to officiate domestic and international matches once again following the lifting of their suspension by Caf on July 28.

The referees during the period of their suspension observed and respected the decision of the Caf committee and were patient to go through their punishment.

The two Liberian Fifa badge referees officiated in an African Cup of Nations qualifying match between Mauritania and Gambia and were suspended by Africa’s Football governing body, CAF for two months while the Assistant referees, Elisha Johnson and Francis Sannoh were strongly warned by the committee.

The decision to ban the two referees was reached following a meeting held in Cario on May 24, 2016, where the Refereeing Committee of CAF discussed a case of that match report.

The referees were suspended for what the Caf Refereeing Committee termed as “failure to provide Caf with the accurate report of match No. 77: Mauritania versus Gambia played at the Office du Complex Olympique de Nouakchoot on March 26, 2016.”

Investigation showed that Montgomery’s match report on a yellow card issued on a specific player came contrary to that of his country man, Yekek and the Match Commissioner.

The match report provided to Caf carry a different number instead of the number worn by the said player.

The relieved from suspension means, the two senior referees will now be given the task to handle international match while on the domestic scene; they will resume totally football action for the next season (2016/2017).

The suspension of the two referees by Caf has put to record the second in Liberia’s football refereeing history.

Caf suspended former Assistant Referee, Mohammed Kromah 15 years ago for the period of six months after he dropped the flag while running on the line.

 
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