Three months after setting an unbeaten league record by winning the 2016-17 Liberia First Division League, LISCR Football Club has been notified of its opponent in the preliminary round of Africa’s premier club competition.
Liberia’s second representatives on the continent football stage this year, ELWA United, has been drawn against Malian team AS Onze Createurs de Niarela in the Confederation of African Cup.
Just less than a week to the start of the 2017-18 Liberia National County Meet, last year’s football champions, Monsterrado, has been hit with a major blow after their star player, Markey Morgan, made an unexpected switch to Maryland.
Gone are the days when Liberian football fans would rush to stadiums to watch Liberian Premier League games that featured the likes of George Manneh Weah, James Salinsa Debbah, and Kelvin Sebwe.
The Antoinette Tubman Stadium will be the center of attraction this December when a youth tournament is expected to bring youth clubs within the country to compete against each other.
Montserrado-based Pags FC, which was recently promoted to the Second Division League, emerged as champions of the Third Division League after beating Margibi’s Bristol City Football Club 4-1 in the playoffs final played at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on Sunday, December 3.
Liberian football followers received one of the best news in 2017, after senior members of the Liberia Football Association were appointed by the Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football, into its standing committees.
Chinese-based Liberian forward Sam Johnson might be financially enjoying the golden days of his soccer career of recent, but the 24-year-old attacker has not forgotten the media that has been reporting on him since he started his career and moving abroad for greener pasture.