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Presidents Cup to resume soon

Michael Weah
Sportive President Sirleaf
Sportive President Sirleaf

( 20, 2015)-Unconfirmed reports reaching our Sports desk say the President’s Cup could resume this week in Monrovia.

The tournament started last Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Blue Field, but was called off by the Liberia Football Association (LFA) for unexplained reasons.

Our reporter gathered that the Management of the Barricks Young Controllers (BYC) Football Team charged the LFA US$4,000.00 for the field’s usage.
ELBC understands that the local football house failed to pay the amount and decided to transfer the games to the famous Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) also in the Liberian Capital.

According to other reports, some clubs had complained to the LFA about the bad playing pitch of the Blue Field.

An insider also told our reporter that match reports from referees also point to BYC’s bad playing pitch.

But in reaction, BYC President, Sekou Konneh, failed to comment on the amount his club is demanding the LFA to pay for their field’s usage.

Mr. Konneh, however, said the field was approved by the LOCAL FA and therefore described the reports as false and misleading.

At the same time, 40 local; players have begun training under the watchful eyes of Lone Star Head Coach, James Debah.

The training is ongoing at the ATS in Central Monrovia.
Coach Debah told sports Monday, May 18, 2015 that the 40 players will be reduced to 25 to have a set team of players for the Lone Star.

According to Mr. Debah, the training is in line with Liberia’s matches against Togo and Guinea, respectively.

He said the Lone Star will play against Togo in Lome in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers next month.

The team will also take on Guinea in June in the Chant Nations Cup for home grown players also next month, the Lone Star Head Coach further noted.

He said 20 overseas players have been invited for the call ups to the National Team.
Coach Debah also noted that foreign-based players will arrive in Ghana next month to a begin ten-day training for the Togo’s show down.


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