After an impressive victory over Keitrace FC on Wednesday to book their spot in the finals of the knockout, LISCR FC are on the verge of claiming the championship, with only two points needed against Invincible Eleven at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on Saturday.
LISCR ascended the league table as leaders following a 12 point deduction from rivals FC Fassel after the team was found guilty of featuring ineligible players in four matches.
Midway through the league season, after drawing several matches, LISCR FC switched their attention to the FA Cup.
In continuation of their unbeaten run in the league, the Shipping Boys won five and drew four games in the second period of the league that moved them second on the league table with five points behind former league leaders FC Fassel.
“My team has already made the difference by moving to the second position and our focus is on the FA Cup, but if FC Fassel lose a game, then it will be a different story,” Coach Manneh said after his side’s disappointing draw against FC Fassel on May 14.
The “different story” as earlier stated by the 52-year-old Gambian Coach came to reality after his rivals dropped to the fifth position and were awarded all three points from his draw against Monrovia Club Breweries due to protests against FC Fassel and MC Breweries.
With two titles already in their archives, the Shipping Boys are now on the verge of their third league title.
The last time the team won the league was in the 2011/2012 league season after completing a back-to-back triumph, having won the title in the previous season.