MONROVIA, Montserrado – History was made on the final day of the 2019 Liberia Football Association First Division as LPRC Oilers were crowned champions after playing to a goalless draw against Watanga Football Club at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium to finish the league season unbeaten.
The Oil Boys became the second club behind LISCR Football Club to win the top tier of Liberian football unbeaten. LISCR Football Club took the lead in 2017 after winning the first division unbeaten under the guidance of Gambian coach Tapha Manneh.
Unlike LISCR Football Club, which won 10 and drew 12 of her 22 games played in the 2016-17 season, the Oilers won the league after recording 16 wins and six draws. The Oil Boys scored 47 goals and conceded just six, becoming the most defensive team throughout the league season.
In other results on the last day of games, LISCR Football Club continued their dominance over Barrack Young Controllers this season by collecting their third consecutive win. Christopher Jackson’s 17th league goal helped the Shipping Boys grabbed all three points from Barrack Young Controllers.
Small Town ended the season on a high following a narrow 3-2 win over Nimba United while Monrovia Club Breweries confirmed their place in the first division with a 2-1 win over Keitrace that has been relegated to the second division.
Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.