Grand Cape Mount County over the weekend settled to a 0-0 draw with Bomi County in a football friendly encounter at the Bomi sports pitch in Tunmanburg City, Bomi County.
However, the Cape Mount kickball squad defeated her Bomi counterparts 7 to 4.
The friendlies were part of the two counties football and kickball teams’ preparation for the 2018/2019 edition of the National County Sports Meet expected to kick-off two weeks from now.
Players of the home side Bomi headed by head Coach Stephen Tarr proved to their county officials that indeed they are ready for the challenges to come against their opponents in the upcoming county sports meet.
Strikers Melvin George, Michael Tamah, Daniel Moah and Jeremiah Kwinah were the players that helped the home side to maintain control of the game from the start of the game up to the last whistle followed by good ball possession but they lacked finishing torches.
As for the visitors from Cape Mount County headed by Coach Emmanuel Cooper alias Coach Cario their midfield and members of the forward line were not up to the task in both halves of the game but it was through the outstanding performance of goalkeeper Marving G. Sumo who denied members of Bomi County forwards from scoring.
Cape Mount’s goal attempts by defender William G. Goffa and striker Faiyiah Gabriel in both halves of the game proved unsuccessful.
Coach Tarr of Bomi County described his players’ performance against their opponents as convincing because they had better ball control followed by several shots on target but could not make headway. He, however, promised to put his house in order before the start of National County Sports Meet.
Coach Tarr said: “I think we all saw how well my players kept control of the ball from their opponents from the start up to the end but they lacked finishing touches but I can assure citizens of Bomi that I along with members of my technical staff are going to work on that area before the competition starts.”
Coach Cooper agreed that his players, especially members of his forwards and the midfield performed poorly against their opponents which proved beyond all reasonable doubt that he needs to go back to his drawing board to put his house in order or else they might not cross the group stage of the county sports meet.
Cape Mount is with Margibi, Grand Kru, Lofa, and her first battle would be against Grand Kru, the second would be against Lofa and the last against host Margibi.
As for members of Cape Mount kickball squad, they performed well against their opponents from Bomi and it proved that they are ready to finish the tournament among the first two teams while the girls of Bomi need to do more if they are to be counted among the first two teams at the end of the tournament.