Liberia Black Star will this Saturday, April 17, 2021, organize a four-team tournament in honor of its former president, Pennoh Wleh Bestman, at Alpha Old-timers Soccer Field in Zubah Town, Paynesville. The Pennoh W. Bestman (PWB) Memorial Football Tournament will feature four teams, namely Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Crowd 60-70 Social & Athletic Organization, Gentlemen Old-timers Sports Association (GEOSA), and Liberia Black Star. There will also be two exhibition matches on the same day: Alpha Old-timers 50 & Above vs Blazing Star Lodge 17; Liberia Old-timers National Association (LONA) All-stars vs Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL).
The one-day sports event is in recognition of the late Bestman’s passion, commitment and leadership in promoting football among youth in communities. The winner of the tournament will receive a large trophy; all participating teams to receive certificates. The PWB Memorial Football Tournament will be graced by Hon. John Bestman, other dignitaries, and friends.
Black Star’s notable accomplishments are consequent of Pennoh W. Bestman’s result-oriented administration, providing exceptional leadership to club. From 1992 to 2020, Mr. Bestman provided sponsorship, technical guidance, and alms to players and their families. He developed strategic partnerships locally and internationally while providing opportunities to young athletes.
It can be recalled the maiden edition of the Pennoh W. Bestman Memorial Football Tournament was held in 2020. Liberia Black Star FC clinched the championship trophy, defeating Barnesville Old-timers Sports Association (BOSA) 3 – 2. Black Star’s Kelvin Sebwe and Soto Roberts scored one goal each; third goal was an owned-goal by BOSA.
Liberia Black Star was founded on March 15, 1980, in the South Beach Community, Central Monrovia, Liberia. Under the leadership of Pennoh W. Bestman, Black Star won three championships in one year (LFA National League, LFA Knock-out Championship, and The President’s Cup), becoming LFA Triple Champions in 2007. The following year, Black Star represented Liberia at Confederation of African Football (CAF) Club Championship. Liberia Black Star has an enviable track record. In the LFA 1st Division, the club produced players who have had huge impact on Liberian football, including Kelvin Sebwe, Thomas Kojo, Oliver Makor, Alex Browne, and Dionysius Sebwe. The players were also part of the famous George Weah Eleven.
|G1||CBL vs CROWD 60-70 SOCIAL ORGANIZATION||FB||9:00||SATURDAY||04/17/21||ALPHA FIELD|
|G2||BLACK STAR vs GEOSA||FB||10:30||SATURDAY||04/17/21||ALPHA FIELD|
|EXHIBITION||LONA ALL-STARS vs SWAL||FB||12:00||SATURDAY||04/17/21||ALPHA FIELD|
|EXHIBITION||ALPHA OLD-TIMERS vs BLAZING STAR LODGE 17||FB||1:30||SATURDAY||04/17/21||ALPHA FIELD|
|FINALS||WINNER G1 vs WINNER G2||FB||4:00||SATURDAY||04/17/21||ALPHA FIELD|