It is almost a year since the Liberia Football Association (LFA) national league came to an end. Unfortunately, disappointment continues to reign on the faces of players, coaches and club owners as they await the new league season to resume.
The Daily Observer sports desk looks back at what was unfolding in this week of the previous league season.
A year ago today, August 7, 2017, the fight for the championship reached another attention-grabbing moment when the champions of the season had to be decided on the final day.
LISCR FC was just a win away from collecting their third championship title, but were held to a one-all draw by relegated side Invincible Eleven (IE) on August 6, last year.
IE got the curtain raiser from the spot in the 33rd minute after Sekou Kamara converted the penalty. At this point, the ‘Shipping Boys were under pressure. They needed to keep their title hope alive and to also maintain their unbeaten record.
Fortunately, striker Christopher Jackson became the rescuer when he leveled the scores in the 40th minutes after perfectly sending goalkeeper James Kolubah the wrong way from the penalty spot.
This was not enough for LISCR in the final half when Coach Manneh increased his attacking force by introducing forward Varney Sando and striker Trokon Myers, but the relegated Yellow Boys kept their defensive wall tight by preventing the leaders from achieving their dream.
The result extended LISCR’s lead to three points ahead of second place Barrack Young Controllers.
At this point, it was LISCR FC 42 points, and 2nd placed BYC 39 points with one game left to be played by both teams.