Defending football and kickball champion Ministry of Youths and Sports has been thrashed out of the 2015 Special Intra-Governmental Tournament.
The Falcons of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) convincingly whipped 9-man Youth and Sports team 4-1.
The Falcons are expected to lock horns with the Legislature that has crossed over to the quarterfinals after winning a protest against the Judiciary for fielding two ineligible players.
In today’s debut football game, GAC will host Defense Ministry.
The winners from the two games will play the grand final in the last derby after the kickball final.
In yesterday’s kickball matches, Youth and Sports pinned the Legislature 10-4 points and Judiciary flogged Forestry Development Authority (FDA) 13-2 points.
NASSCORP whacked Finance and Development Planning Ministry 21-11 points and takes a bye to the grand final.
Judiciary whipped Ministry of Youth and Sports 9-5 points and joined NASCORP.
Latest reports say Ministry of Youth and Sports, the organizer of the tournament waived a protest against Judiciary and the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) in the kickball and football matches.
It may be recalled that on Wednesday in the opener of the tournament GAC pinned NASSCORP 7-6 in a lottery kick, after a pulsating 1-1 tie.
In the second derby, Guiding Defense (Ministry of Defense) whipped LIBTELCO 2-1. Defense didn’t see the ball that much, but had an “army defense.”
The Legislature bowed 2-0 but was able to grab a 3-0 point, having filed a protest over active players, but could not to provide evidence of the two players.
Section 7.5 of the tournament’s rules and regulation says: “Only former players who have not taken part for three (3) seasons in any organized league of their federations/associations are allowed to participate.”