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CAF asks BYC to select return leg date

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       The BYC team line up
The BYC team line up

(elbcradio.com/Mar. 3, 2015)-The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has asked Liberian Champions, Barrack Young Controllers, to select a day to play its return leg against Real de Banju in Gambia.

The game failed to take place last weekend, because BYC could not find a venue to have the game after CAF placed a ban on Ebola-affected nations from playing international matches.

Ivory Coast and Mali ignored BYCs request to play their return leg in those West African states.

BYC officials and LFA top brass discussed the issue over the weekend and ELBC Sports understands that a decision for the match to go ahead this weekend in Banju has been reached.

Football officials in Liberia and the BYC Leadership have proposed to CAF for the match to take place either March 7 or 8 in Banju.

Barrack Young Controllers was held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Banju three Sundays ago.

The Liberian Champions need to avoid conceding a goal in the return leg match, if they are to progress to the second preliminary round, because Banju will be playing home to BYC, though the match will take place in Banju.
The Liberian Champions are said to be gearing up to depart the country either Tuesday, or Wednesday upon a response from CAF.

Real de Banju, last weekend, asked CAF through their local FA to award them the match points since BYC could not identify a home venue.

Meanwhile, while BYC was still searching for home venue, several fixtures were taking place across the continent with some Liberian Footballers playing parts.

Liberian defender Dirkir Glay played a part in his Kenyan club GorMahia 3-2 defeat away to Madagascar champions CNaps Sport ending both legs 3-3 on aggregate.

Despite that defeat, GorMahia advanced through to the next round on the away goal rule after winning the first tie at home 1-0.

Another Liberian who was in action in South the Africa premiership was Anthony Laffor who plays for Mamelodi Sundowns.

Laffors Club ease through to round two of the preliminary after it staged a 3-0 win over another South African football club, visiting St. Michel United.

Sundowns went through on a 4-1 aggregate after playing the first match to a 1-1 draw away.

 


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