The 2019 Blue Cup hosted by Liberia’s first division and FA Cup champions Barrack Young Controllers got underway on Thursday, February 14 with the host securing a remarkable victory over newly promoted Paynesville-based second division club Muscat Football Club.
BYC FC humiliated Muscat Football Club with a 6-1 scoreline to reach the final of the competition. Goals from Trokon Myers, Abdulai Bility, Jeremy Saygbe, Julius Quellie, and a brace from Kertu Jerbo were enough to demolish Muscat FC.
Muscat was allowed to participate in the competition when second division club FC Bea Mountain, the competition’s current champions, and first division club LISCR FC pulled out.
The two clubs were expected to join Barrack Young Controllers Football Club and Watanga Football Club as participating clubs of the tournament but they pulled out and were replaced by Barrack Young Controllers’ feeder team BYC FC II and Muscat Football Club.
According to the release from BYC, LISCR FC pulled out of the competition after they rejected playing against BYC II. Meanwhile, champions Bea Mountain couldn’t turn out for the competition because they only recently resumed practices for the new season and are working to improve the fitness level of their players.
The tournament continues on Friday, February 15 at the Blue Field where BYC FC II will take on first division side, Watanga Football Club. With Watanga FC recently announcing the signing of Carlos Williams, Sekou Bayoh, and Didier Sosa from Barrack Young Controllers Football Club, the match is expected to be an entertaining one with the trio marking their return to where they’ve bid goodbye.
Featured photo courtesy of Barrack Young Controllers Football Club