Hundreds of supporters and fans of Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) will this Sunday gather at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium to cheer the team to victory in the CAF Confederation Cup, as they go against South African giants SuperSport United.
Both teams were paired in the last 16 playoff on March 20, after BYC lost to Mozambican champions Ferravario de Beira in the first round of the CAF Champions League, while SuperSport advanced to the playoff rounds after qualifying from the preliminaries of the CAF Confederation Cup.
After several losses in CAF and WAFU invitational matches, Liberians expect nothing more than a victory to qualify the sole Liberian representative to the group stages of the CAF competition.
The Go Blue Boys will be meeting their South African opponents for the first time and don’t know each other well. But being champions of their respective countries indicate that they are equally prepared to sell to the crowd a good game.
Yes, it has been difficult for the Go Blues Boys to emerge victorious in recent CAF and WAFU matches but home fans are convinced that BYC will make a difference against the South Africans on Sunday.
The Liberian champions have displayed a high level of performance, except the usual tiredness after 45 minutes; their recent invitational games in Senegal should give them the headway against their opponents.
The players cannot afford to miss this opportunity and Captain Van-Dave Harmon, David Tweh, Mark Paye, and Prince Saydee must utilize any opportunity that may come their way. Goal scoring has been the team’s Achilles Heel and it is hoped that the technical team has worked on this weakness.
Goalkeeper Alleton Sembeh must be prepared to prevent any ball from going pass him and therefore must call on the attention of his defense players when they are losing their positions.
After all is said and done the players should remember that this is their moment and therefore they cannot afford to miss it. Coach Cooper Sannah must be ready to offer the kind of direction from the sidelines to secure a place for his team.
Yes, BYC can make a difference.