Liberia football giants Barrack Young Controller (BYC) and Fassell departed the country to their respective hunting grounds early Tuesday morning on Air Maroc to honor their respective first leg matches in the continental club tournaments.
The Blues – FC BYC are in Banjul, the Gambia to lock horns with Real de Banjul on Saturday, February 14. The Soccer Missionaries — FC Fassell are in Bamako, Mali, to host Horoya FC of Guinea on Sunday, February 15.
FC Fassell should have hosted the Guinean team in Monrovia but because of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) the Confederation of African Football (CAF) delocalized football activities in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia thus forcing clubs from these countries participating in CAF competitions to find neutral venues for their respective home matches.
Howbeit, the Malian Football Association (MFA) agreed to serve as home ground for Liberian representatives as well as the Sierra Leonean and Guinean teams.
FC Fassell is in Bamako to host Horoya FC with the return leg taking place on Friday, the 27th of February also in Bamako.
The three-time Liberian courier at CAF will host Real de Banjul in Bamako on Sunday, the 1st of March.
Meanwhile, the first timer at the CAF tournament, FC Fassell called up nine players to boast their team. They included Vitalis Gobeoh Sieh, Eddie Wulue, Sam Chaplay Kollie, Aloysius Simujla, and Jeremiah Jlateh Sickey.
Others included Bill Gayflor, Albert Nimely, Adama Massaquoi and Terrance L. Tisdell.
For BYC, the likes of Mulbah Urey, Benjamin Gbamy, Prince Jetoh, Blamoh Nimely, Sporo Somah, Francis Jalabah, Prince Saydee, Gideon Williams, Samuel Thompson, and George Duada are in the line-up, amongst others.
Barrack Young Controllers are supported by Mr. Robert Sirleaf while FC Fassell is bankrolled by diamond broker Cassell F. Kouh, Jr. Both men are the chairmen of the Board of Directors of their clubs respectively.
Unlike FC Fassell, which would be their debut appearance in the CAF Confederation Cu, but BYC eliminated Asante Kotoko of Ghana on a 1-0 aggregate, but were also eliminated by Sewe Sports of Cote d‘Ivoire on a 4-3 aggregate in their last appearance. l