–As FC Fassel take on LPRC Oilers and Monrovia Club Breweries go against Watanga FC
Following their exit from the CAF Champions League on Sunday by Mozambican side Ferroiario de Beira in a penalty shootout, LFA reigning champions Barrack Young Controllers will today return to action against Coach Tapha Manneh’s LISCR FC at the Blue Field in Monrovia.
BYC, currently seated fourth (4th) on the league table, are hoping to move to second place on the table and close the gap between them and league leaders FC Fassel.
In their last league match against knockout champions Monrovia Club Breweries, the Go Blue Boys settled to a goalless draw and failed to secure all three points despite getting an advantage during the match after their opponents were reduced to 10 men in the early minutes of the second half.
LISCR on the other hand will be eager to recover from their disappointing draw against Paynesville ELWA United in their last league match after they came from a goal down to manage a one-all draw.
The draw was a disappointing result for the Shipping Boys after they dominated the match, but could not get the curtain raiser until ELWA United got the opener in the 61st minute that forced Coach Manneh’s boys to fight for the draw.
But in an interview about today’s clash, Coach Manneh, who will be coaching against BYC for the first time, admitted that his opponent is tough and “they have the best players, but in football a coach’s role makes much difference than players’.”
LISCR are second on the league table with 18 points out of ten matches. A win for the Shipping Boys will see them ending the first phase as the only unbeaten side after winning four and drawing six of their last ten matches.
BYC, with two games on hand, are in the third place with 17 points out of nine matches.
In other midweek fixtures, league leaders FC Fassel – who are seven points ahead of LISCR FC – will be going against bottom side LPRC Oilers at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
Oilers were beaten 2-0 in their last league match against Keitrace FC and are second from bottom with five points out of ten matches.
In the day’s final encounter, after their huge 5-1 victory over Keitrace FC, 3rd place Monrovia Club Breweries will enter into a tough encounter against 6th place Watanga FC at the ATS.
Breweries are leveled on points with LISCR, with 18 points out of ten matches.