Watanga FC will go out to erase their defeat in their last league match against LISCR FC when they lock horns for the third time this season in the FA Cup later this week at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
The match, which should have been played yesterday, was postponed after the Liberia Football Association suspended all football actions due to the funeral activities of the president of the Liberia Old-Timers National Association (LONA) and Board Chairman of the Barrolle Sports Association, Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould.
Coach Saah Watanga will be desperately chasing a win to avoid another defeat to advance to the next round of the FA Cup.
However, LISCR’s coach Tapha Manneh had earlier maintained that the FA Cup remains his target after his side kept drawing matches in the league.
After netting seven goals when they both met for the Phase Two of the league, it is difficult for one to predict the winner of the clash between the two clubs in the FA Cup.
Though LISCR were the winners in the 4-3 entertaining encounter, Watanga despite playing with ten men kept LISCR on their back-foot throughout the match.
Nine (9) goals have been scored between the two sides this season, with LISCR accounting for five and Watanga accounting for 4 and two red cards.
Watanga are currently eight on the league table, trailing their rivals, who are fourth on the table, by six (6) points.
The next top-clash match between league leaders FC Fassel and champions BYC that was earlier scheduled for today, is expected to take place next Tuesday.
Though some supporters have expressed frustration over the postponement of the matches, the rescheduling of the match seems to be an advantage for BYC due to injuries of forward David Tweh and midfielder Abdulai Bility.
In the previous meeting between the two sides in Phase One of the league, Christian Doe’s brace was enough for Fassel to secure a 2-1 victory for the Soccer Missionaries at the Blue Field.
Having lost to Nimba United (3-2) in the last league match at the ATS, the Soccer Missionaries will be going into the match as wounded lions, while the Go Blue Boys will be anxious to bounce back against the Soccer Missionaries in the FA Cup clash.
Six (6) teams, including FC BEA Mountain, Monrovia Club Breweries, LPRC Oilers, Morris Young Tigers FC, Holder FC, and Jubilee FC have so far advanced to the next round of the FA Cup, with a total of 35 goals so far scored in the tournament.