Bassa, Bong in County Meet Opener

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On this Friday thousands of Bong County citizens and other part of the country, including Bassa speaking natives are expected to throng the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County to watch the opening match in the 2015/2016 County Meet.

Defending football champions Grand Bassa, dubbed the Gbezohn Boys, have lots of sweats to bear – hosting former County Meet champion Bong County and enterprising River Gee and Sinoe counties.

The workload on Grand Bassa will involve maintaining the golden trophy which may entail their qualification as one of the two teams for the quarter finals.

Bong County – what many called the ‘Wounded Lion’ will not only promise an entertaining football on Saturday but will be determined to scramble for the quarter finals by winning all the three games.

Though Sinoe and River Gee have not made exploits in the County Meet for about a decade, Senators J. Milton Teahjah and Commany Wesseh have decided to make headways in the first County Meet since their election in December 2014.

Reports say the two underdog counties are convinced they will emerge from Group I which favorites, Bassa and Bong have to prove them wrong.

According to the fixture, Bassa and Bong are expected to engage each other in kickball and football; on Saturday, December 12, at 2:00pm at the Doris William Stadium in Buchanan.

Up to present, the Youth and Sports Ministry has yet to confirm whether President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf or Vice President Joseph Boakai will do the official kickoff.

However, the cabinet led by Director Jordan Solunteh is expected on the field, including diplomatic corps.

There colors expected to dominate the stadium are orange and red and odds are yet to be known because the two sides’ kinsmen are equally many.

On Sunday, December 13, the County Meet continues with kickball and football matches, including three other venues – Sanniquellie, Zwedru and Kakata.

2015/2016 County Meet Preliminary Rounds – Football & Kickball
Weekend Fixture
Group 1
Date Match venue Time Category
12-12-15 Grand Bassa Vrs Bong Buchanan 14:00 Kickball
12-12-15 Grand Bassa Vrs Bong Buchanan 16:00 Foot ball
12-13-15 River Gee Vrs Sinoe Buchanan 14:00 Kickball
12-13-15 Buchanan 16:00 Foot ball

Group II
12-13-15 Cape Vrs Bomi Sanniquellie 11:00am Kickball
12-13-15 Nimba Vrs Maryland Sanniquellie 12:00noon Kickball
12-13-15 Cape Vrs Bomi sanniquellie 14:00 Football
12-13-15 Nimba Vrs Maryland Sanniquellie 16:00 Football

Group III
12-13-15 River cess Vrs Grand Kru Zwedru 11:00am Kickball
12-13-15 Grand Gedeh Vrs Lofa Zwedru 12:00noon Kickball

12-13-15 River cess Vrs Grand Kru Zwedru 14:00 Football
12-13-15 Grand Gedeh Vrs Lofa Zwedru 16:00 Football

Group IV
12-13-15 Margibi Vrs Montserrado Kakata 14:00 Kickball
12-13-15 Margibi Vrs Montserrado Kakata 16:00 Football

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