Liberia’s CAF Championship League campaigners, Barrack Young Controllers return to action this afternoon at the Blue Field in continuation of the Cellcom National League.
Fresh from eliminating Asante Kotoko from this year’s CAF Championship League, ‘The Blues’ will storm their own backyard to give their opponents a run for their own money.
Still celebrating their historic elimination of one of Liberia’s soccer nemesis, ‘The Blues’ will be riding high to share some experiences with the once ‘Sensational’ LPRC-Oilers.
The Oilers, also one of the first Liberian clubs to reach the second round in a continental soccer championship, then known as The Mandela Cup, and losing narrowly to Kenya’s Gor Mahia in the 80s, they will put up a challenge to inform BYC that they are the real pioneers.
At the same time, Oilers will not fail to accord ‘The Blues’ the unequal honor of being the first Liberian soccer club to eliminate a club-side from Ghana. Isn’t history wonderful?
So since history is worth reminiscing, The Blues now deserve the honor as ‘The Real Deal,’ in Liberian soccer. Or call them pacesetters, please!
Who said Liberian soccer is dead, and that Musa Bility’s LFA is killing Liberian soccer? With BYC’s success story, who still is not convinced that Liberian soccer is on course?
The Blues have played 15 games so far, with 27 points and are on the 5th position with 7 more games to go.
Oilers are on the 4th position after 22 games and 32 points and they will be going into this afternoon’s game to tell soccer fans that history is behind them. But can Oilers prove their point?
Whatever the case is this afternoon, the final whistle will prove who is more determined to grab the maximum three points.
At the Antoinette Tubman Stadium this afternoon, name changers, Red Lions will meet Watanga in a duel that is expected to bring out their best.
With Red Lions waiting to tackle their continental assignment pretty soon, a good performance against Watanga will convince local fans that they mean business and ready for Africa.
I am tempted to state here that Liberian soccer is getting somewhere and material and moral support are needed to ensure that players respond in kind.
Abundant skills exhibited against Asante Kotoko by BYC players have brought it home that with all things considered, the revival of Liberian soccer has just begun.