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Grand Bassa to host National County Sports Meets opener

Kolubah Zayzay
The winning Grand Bassa Football Team
The winning Grand Bassa Football Team

(elbcradio.com/Sept. 23, 2015)-The Organizers of the National County Sports Meet, the Youth and Sports Ministry, says the 2015/2016 edition of the tournament will officially kick off December 12.

According to Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Henry Younton, the sports fete will take place at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, where Group One qualifying matches will take place.

Deputy Minister Younton made the disclosure Tuesday, September 22, 2015 when he announced the commencement date of the event at a news conference at the Sports Ministry, after the group stage draw.

He said the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) will host the tournament’s quarter final and grand final matches. 

According to the games schedules, defending football Champions, Grand Bassa County, is paired against, Bong, River Gee and Sinoe Counties in Group One.

In Group two, defeated football finalists, Nimba County, will host Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Maryland Counties in Sanniquellie.

Group Three matches will take place in Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh County, the county will play host to Lofa, Rivercess and Grand Kru counties.

Margibi, Montserrado and Gbarpolu Counties are paired against each other in Group Four and they will play their matches at the Nancy B. Doe Stadium in Kakata.

“Only four sporting disciplines will feature in the upcoming National County Sports Meet, instead of the usual five,”

Deputy Minister Younton also told the news conference. He named football, kickball, basketball and volleyball are the games that will feature in the competition.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports official further noted: “Track events will not be possible, because of renovation work been carried out at the Samuel Kenyan Doe (SKD) Sports Complex in Paynesville.”

“Though the Ministry is in search of Sponsors, counties will receive funds for their participation,” Mr. Younton.

THE FULL COUNTY GROUPINGS

              GROUP I:                                           GROUP III:
              Grand Bassa                                       Grand Gedeh
              Bong                                                  Lofa
              River Gee                                            Rivercess
              Sinoe                                                  Grand Kru
                    Venue: Doris Williams Stadium                            Venue: Zwedru Stadium

              GROUP II:                                           GROUP IV:
              Nimba                                                 Margibi
              Grand Cape Mount                               Montserrado
              Maryland                                             Gbarpolu
              Bomi                                                                               Venue: Nancy B. Doe Stadium
              Venue: Sanniquellie Stadium                                    

 

 


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