Liberia’s two former football giants, BYC and LISCR, are expected today to clash in a “rivalry football match” in the ongoing LFA 2015/2016 National League.
First division leader BYC will host LISCR FC at the Blue Field in the PHP Community at 4 p.m.
The home team is expected to play in their accepted blue, while the visitor, LISCR FC, will be in red.
Today’s match will be the fiercest encounter between the two sides in a decade, as both former coaches have crossed over to the opposite team.
The BYC former coach Robert ‘Pello’ Lartey, who has spanned over eight years and grabbed about half a dozen trophies at the Blue Field, penned a two-year deal with LISCR FC while the former title-less interim head coach of LISCR FC, Cooper Sarnoh, who has been with the Ship Boys for nearly five years, also signed for BYC for two years. Coach Lartey is a License A, while Coach Sarnoh is a License B.
Both enterprising coaches have promised a better team, but it looks like Coach Sarnoh seems to be in the driver’s seat with seven (7) points out of three games, while LISCR is third on the table with four (4) points.
Despite the 1st division log, today’s game will be like Lartey vs. Sarnoh and Sirleaf vs. Raji.
BYC came into the limelight when Robert Sirleaf, the President’s son, took over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and turned it into an organization – BYC Football; however, Mustapha Raji, a business man and soccer technician, serves as president and financier of LISCR since 1995.
It may be recalled that over the weekend, the Ship Boys were narrowly and embarrassingly whipped 1-0 at the ATS, and earlier were forced to draw with Watanga 2-2, but convincingly whipped Mighty Dragons 6-0.
The ‘Go Blue Boys’ also whipped Keitrace FC 4-0 and Nimba United 2-1, and drew with FC Fassell 2-2.