BYC II Lifts Super Cup

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BYC II won the LFA Super Cup for the first time in 11 years last Saturday when she defeated 1st division champions Nimba United 5-3 on aggregate

The ‘Go Blue Boys’ hammered the Mountaineers in a penalty shoot, 4-2, following a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes of entertaining football.

The 2015 LFA 2nd division Best Goalie and BYC II Most Valuable Player (MVP), Alpha Jalloh saved two shots which denied the Mountaineers their dream for the Super Cup title.

Goalie Jalloh’s remarkable penalty saves has caused BYC II to win the 2015 knockout title over Club Breweries, for the second time since 2011.

At the sparsely ATS on Saturday, the Mountaineers’ diminutive but implausible striker Titus Cooper headed home the curtain raiser in the 17th minute through a Franklin Mulbah’s corner.

BYC II’s wide and potent striker Terry Sackor rotated the scores in the 67th minute.

Sackor’s strike has summed his goals to seven from four games since the kickoff of several test matches ahead of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Presenting the trophy, LFA Vice President for Administration Musa Shannon thanked BYC II for her achievement.

It may be recalled that a month ago, during BYC Football Awards Night, Shannon praised BYC for their unique organizational style and culture.

BYC I and newly appointed BYC II President Sekou Konneh and Mark Terry Tweh in separate interviews said “winning is the way of life of BYC Football.”

“The Super cup is going back to the Barrack – it was won by BYC I and then BYC II is returning it,” Konneh said.

“We are thankful to Coach Emmanuel Kaykay and co, the players and dedicate this title to Mr. Robert Sirleaf, the CEO of BYC Football Incorporated,” Tweh said.

Prior to the Super Cup derby, the LFA had an official opening program of the 2015/2016 LFA League, which many stakeholders described as ‘messy.’

About 97% of the clubs were not represented, including executive committee members and there were lots of empty seats.

Many believed that the death of Alphonso Armah and the resignation of Henry Flomo significantly impacted the messy formal opening program.

Those named as top scorers for the 2015 League include: Kossi Aditu (Nimba United) and James Richardson (Gardnersville FC) – the number of goals were not announced.

The George M. Weah Most Valuable Player awards went to: Titus Cooper (1st division Nimba United); Sekou Sheriff (2nd division Mighty Dragon) and Ezekiel Johnson (3rd division Fairplay FC).

The Pewee Bestman Best Goal Keeper Awards were presented to Tommy Songo (1st division LISCR FC); Alpha Jalloh (2nd division BYC II) and Vinah Smith (3rd division New Hope).

Players Richard Lloyd of 1st division Watanga FC and Micah Luo of 2nd division ELWA United won the Washington Blay Best Defender Award.

Nimba United Coach Kollie Korvi grabbed the 1st division Best Coach Award while the 2nd division best coach award was given to Mighty Dragon.

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