A friendly soccer match in Nimba District of Yarwin Mensonnoh on December 25 turned bitter after a goalkeeper died from injury.
According to Radio Kehgheamah Morning Breakfast show on December 28, goalkeeper Winston Paye of Mensonon Garr met his demise after he collided with a player from Bong County and sustained a head injury which led to bleeding, who later died.
The two men went into the air for the ball in the defense of Mensonnon Garr. The report said Bong County team’s player, identified as Jefferson struck the forehead of goalkeeper Winston.
The two teams were playing to commemorate the donation of a ferry by Rep. Mantinokay Tingbahn to enable residents have easy access to neighboring towns in Bong County.
The ferry is to be used for crossing the St John River between Nimba and Bong counties.