BYC ‘Buys’ Nimba County’s Two Strikers


County Meet’s current highest goal scorer, potent striker Sam Jackson and versatile player Sartee Nimely of Nimba County are expected to move to 2nd division champions, FC BYC II.

The duo, who are plying their trades with 3rd division Capitol Hill FC have already been signed, according to an official of the Barrack Young Controller (BYC) Incorporated, who begged to be anonymous.

The source said BYC Board Chairman Robert A. Sirleaf, owing to a recommendation from President Sekou Konneh and officials of BYC, has already paid US$1,000 as ‘Transfer and Signature Fees”  and modalities for the tranfer have been concluded.

Striker Jackson, 16, scored against Gbarpolu in Greenville, Sinoe County, during the preliminmary stage.  Jackson netted his 3rd goal in their 2-1 win Sunday against Grand Kru County.  Prince Chappy increased the tally, while Togar Gayflor got the consolation. Nimba’s win qualified them for the semifinals against Grand Gedeh, who pinned 10-man Lofa County, 3-1 in a lottery shot.

At the end of the Nimba-Grand Kru’s game, the organizing committee awarded a football, with the flags of the 15 Counties to Jackson as the ‘Best Player of the Game,’ and it was present  by Liberia’s former celebrated star, James Salinsa Debbah.

Player Sartee Nimely,  17, was instrumental  for Nimba County to top Group IV,  with 9 points, winning all their games.

When contacted players Jackson and Nimely, in brief remarks expressed satisfaction in joining the ‘The Blues.’

“We have contacted and signed and we are going to FC BYC,” the duo said.


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