Having been relegated to the second tier of the Liberian national league, the “Sunshine Yellow Boys” – Invincible Eleven (IE), have intensified their regular training sessions ahead of the pending league season.
IE was last season relegated to the second division after finishing at the bottom of the 12-team table. Though the ‘Yellow Boys’ became stronger during the final half of the season, it was, however, late for them to remain in the league following their poor performance in the first half of the season.
For the past weeks, the team have been conducting justification sessions in their quest to recruit new players. During yesterday’s training session, former Mighty Barrolle coach Tyrance Dixon was spotted conducting basic training with the players after being away from the touchline since phase two of last season.
Since the climax of last season, IE have only announced the appointment of coach Thomas Kojo as Technical Director. It is yet unclear whether coach Dixon is taking over from former head coach Samuel Sumo, who is currently leading County Meet football champions Montserrado County.
Coach Sumo took over IE during the second half of last season and managed to secure three wins and two draws out of 11 games. He conceded his worst defeat in his first match at the Blue Field after his team was thrashed 6-0 by BYC.
IE will compete in the second division next season along with traditional rivals Mighty Barrolle that were also relegated after finishing in the 10th position, with 24 points out of 22 games.
In another development, club president Sekou Keita has congratulated former IE player George Weah on his achievement as President-elect of Liberia. According to Mr. Keita, Weah deserves the post due to his humanitarian gestures over the years. He expressed hope that the ascendancy of Weah will be a great help to the club that he played for during the early stage of his football career.