It was an easy stroll to victory on Saturday, June 27, for FC Fassell who routed Mamie Kpoto’s Keitrace FC 5-0 at the Nancy B. Doe Stadium in Kakata, Margibi County.
It was in the ongoing Liberia Football Association Cellcom-sponsored first division league. The Soccer Missionaries raced into a three-goal lead with just 22 minutes on the clock, following a series of ricochets and deflections that only served to underline the weaknesses of their opponents’ defense. Sam Kollie scored a brace, with Frank Nagbe, Eddie Wulue and James Walatee also adding their names to the score sheet to give the Soccer Missionaries another three points in a match which they were hardly ever troubled.
Asst. Coach Winfred Sneh, in the absence of head coach Matthew Julutweh and his deputy, Sam Chebli (who are currently on License A training), went with his strongest starting XI as Jeremiah Sickey manned the net and was shielded by a back four of Albert Nimely, Didier Sossa, Archie Zieh and Aloysius Simujla.
In the midfield it was the trio of Adama Massaquoi, Frank Nagbe and James Walatee while introducing an attack in the form of Eddie Wulue, Sam Kollie and Kessellee Kamara.
Fassell dominated from the kick-off looking very positive and exerted huge amount of pressure on her opponent’s defense, starting with a bang as Frank Nagbe got the opener in just eight minutes of play after a brilliant combination. The relentless Soccer Missionaries did double their lead on 17 minutes via midfield maestro Eddie Wulue and Sam Kollie alias Chaplay made it 3-0 exactly after four minutes, effectively sealing the match for the Yellow-Black-Green Boys.
Those quick goals were devastating for Keitrace, who never seemed to have any hope on a possible comeback. In fact, during the first half, Fassell saw more possession of the ball, with more attempts on goal as well. Half time ended 3-0.
After the break, it was easy for Fassell, especially after James Walatee made it 4-0 and Sam Kollie completed a brace to make it 5-0. Momo Golafaly had to replace Archie Zieh, who couldn’t make it due to injury.
The Soccer Missionaries have recorded seven points from four games. Following next week’s international break, Fassell will return to action on the following weekend versus NPA Anchors.
In a related development, the management of FC Fassell has suspended players Musa Dagbason, Bill Gayflor, Lasana Sesay and Theophilus Sonpon for one month each without salary for administrative reasons. The players deliberately violated the club’s rules and regulations and the suspension took effect as of last Wednesday.
Currently, FC Fassell tops Group B with seven points and nine goals, followed by NPA and LISCR also with seven points but lesser goals.