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LBS Falcons advances to semifinals

Michael Weah
Line up of the LBS- Might Falcons Football Team
Line up of the LBS- Might Falcons Football Team

(elbcradio.com/April 29, 2015)-The soccer squad of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) has reached the semifinals of the Tsingtao Beer Football Tournament.

The  Falcons  booked  her  ticket following  a scrappy one  zero victory  over  the  United  Bank  for  Africa(UBA) on Saturday, April 18, 2015  in Paynesville.

Sunny Boy Weah of the team scored midway in the  second  half, after  leashing  onto  a loose  ball in the  vital  area  of  the  bankers.

The  UBA side came  very  close to finding  the equalizer minutes  later, but the  strong back of  the  Falcons stood  the  test  of  time.

What could  have been  the  second  goal  for  the  Falcons did  not materialize after one  its strikers,  Patrick Honnah, missed target  to take advantage of  a clear chance for his side.

In his post-victory remarks, Falcons Captain, Terry Dixon, said:  “The victory   was a big boost for the team.”

He said: “ The   Falcons  were  on their  way  to capturing  the  trophy  plus  the  fifty thousand  Liberian  dollars as stake  for  the  first  place.”

For his part, the Captain of the United Bank of Africa, William Dropleh, said their defeat was not a disappointment to them.  He said: “We had limited time to prepare for the tournament.”

The tournament is featuring eight teams at the Alpha Old-Timers Sports Pitch in Zubah Town in Paynesville, a suburb of Monrovia.

In other matches played Saturday, Hott FM defeated Lone Star MTN Cell Company 3-1, with Bradiant Nyanti scoring twice, while Samuel Smith added another.

The Lone Star got its lone goal through Emmanuel Nelson on the stroke of half time.  Reports say    Lone  Star Cell  filed  a protest  against  a  player of  Hot FM and that investigation  into  the  matter  is  set  for this   week.

At the same time, Heineken Beer  FC  on  hammered  Fabric  Radio  5-1  at  the  same  venue.

Broadcast journalist,  Trojan  Kiazulu   of  Fabric  Radio, netted  in the consolation for  his   side, while goals  from  Jackson Winnie,   Akoi  Morris,  and  Philip  Sumo , were enough  to  see them   through.

The  hosts Tsingtao, were  4-1  winners  over Nova  Phone  in post-match penalties after   regular  time  ended  1-1.

The semifinals   will   take place this week end at the same venue.

LBS Deputy Director General /Administration, Hattie Hunder, taking off the kick for the start of the game

 


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