PetroTrade Cup: 8 Teams Set to Battle for Semi-final Spots

Titleholders Monrovia Club Breweries continue to struggle in the league, but are keen on retaining the FA Cup  

The quarterfinals of the 2021/22 LFA knockout cup, officially known as the PetroTrade Cup, will kickoff today at two different venues hosting four matches.

Bea Mountain will be bidding to reach the semi-finals when they face second division side Tony FC in the first match at the SKD Practice Pitch in Paynesville. The Cape Mount-based side beat Heaven Eleven 2-0 in the round of 16, while Tony FC narrowly pinned Bong Rangers 2-1 to secure their spot at this stage of the tournament.

Bea Mountain are going into today’s match with a disappointing feeling from their weekend’s league fixture, where they were forced to a 2-2 draw against relegation-threatened Invincible Eleven.

The “Gold Boys” missed out on the semifinals of the tournament’s previous edition after a 2-1 aggregate defeat against LISCR FC. After a 4-1 league victory over Ganta Almighty over the weekend, Tony FC is also desperate to progress to the last four of the tournament. In the previous edition, the Margibi-based club’s journey ended in the quarterfinals after a 4-2 loss to title holders Watanga FC.

Muscat vs Invincible Eleven - SKD PP @4:00 PM 

In the second match at the SKD Practice Pitch, Muscat FC will be looking to continue their impressive run from the round of 16. They defeated Pags FC 4-0 and will host rejuvenated IE. It wouldn’t be a surprise when the “Sunshine Yellow Boys” edge past MUSCAT to reach the last four. This is based on the team’s recent performance and the new breed of players added to their roster for the rest of the season as they continue to battle relegation.

LISCR vs Nimba Kwado - Tusa Field @ 4:00 PM

Four-time FA Cup winners and last season’s semi-finalists, LISCR, are set to face-off against last season’s semi-finalists, Nimba Kwado, for the second time in less than a week at the Tusa Field in Gardnersville. LISCR secured a 1-0 away win over the weekend in a league outing, placing Kwado in a position to seek revenge in a crucial encounter.

LISCR brushed aside Ganta Almighty 4-1 in the round of 16 to reach this stage, while Kwado eliminated Oilers 5-4 on penalties after a goalless draw in Sanniquellie. This will be the third meeting between both teams this season with either enjoying a share of victory. Today’s match will be a tiebreaker.

Monrovia Club Breweries vs Nimba FC - Tusa Field @ 2:00 PM

Titleholders Monrovia Club Breweries continue to struggle in the league but are keen on retaining their FA Cup. Breweries, seven teams seeded in this year’s round of 16, kicked the ball rolling with a 1-0 win against 2nd division side NPA Anchors. Today’s test could be a tough one against Nimba FC. Nimba FC has had an impressive run so far, edging out Jr. Professions 3-1 in the first round before a spectacular 2-1 win over last season’s finalists Watanga FC in the Round of 16.