2021 LISCR Unification Cup Set to Kick Off Tuesday

Throwback: LFA Vice President for Administration Sekou Konneh presents the LISCR Unification Cup Oilers captain Ebenezer Solo after defeating Tony FC 2-1 in the final of the first edition Photo: T. Kla Wesley

The second edition of the LISCR Unification Cup, a pre-season tournament hosted by first division club LISCR FC, will kick-off on Tuesday, July 13, the club has confirmed.

The tournament will run from July 13-15, 2021.

Unlike the inaugural edition that featured 18 clubs from various divisions, this year’s edition will only feature eight teams, including Sierra Leone’s premier league team Central Parade FC.

Other participating teams include hosts LISCR, Monrovia Club Breweries, Freeport FC, and Watanga FC -- all of the first division. Others include newly promoted second division Cece United, Mighty Blue Angels and last edition runners-up Tony FC of the second division.

The tournament will be played in a knockout format where the loser of each match-up will immediately be eliminated from the tournament, while each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion.

According to the organizers, the champions of the tournament will bag home L$127,500, while the runners-up will take home L$85,000.

The tournament will kick off with the opening match between Tony FC and Monrovia Club Breweries at 10:00 AM and will be followed by three other matches.

Freeport FC will face 2nd division debutants Cece United in the second match at noon, while hosts LISCR FC will welcome Mighty Blue Angels before Watanga can go against the lone foreign team in the tournament, Central Parade, to close the first day of the tournament. 

LPRC Oilers won the inaugural edition of the tournament after a 2-1 win against Tony FC in the grand final.