LFA Collects over L$200, 000 from ‘Red, Yellow Card’ Penalties

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The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has announced that over 150 yellow cards and about 55 red cards were issued during the first phase of the 2015/2016 national league in the 1st and 2nd division.

The LFA said FIFA badge assistant referee John Rogers issued the highest cards in a total of 50 yellow cards and 10 red cards.

Accordingly, yellow card attracts a fine of L$1,000, while red card attracts between L$2,000 to L$10,000 – depending on the degree of the foul.

The chairman of the Competition Committee, Ansu Dorley told journalists yesterday in an update during the end of the first phase of the league.

Ansu said among the 10 top clubs, BYC FC and ELWA United were the only teams that didn’t receive red cards, but were the highest receivers of yellow card disciplines.

He clarified that most of the clubs paid their fees by mandating the LFA to deduct the funds from games’ intakes.

He also announced that BYC topped the 1st division log with 24 points; 29 goals and seven goals against; followed by current football champions, Nimba United, with 21 points, 13 goals but 18 goals against. FC Fassell sits 3rd place with points; and LPRC and LISCR sit 4th and 5th places respectively with 13 and 12 points.

For the 2nd division, Monrovia Club Breweries topped the table with 28 points.

The Go Blue Boys were certificated as the “Best Team” in the 1st division league in the first phase, while BYC coach Cooper Sarnoh was certified as “Best Coach.”

Coach Sarnoh is among the three coaches with License B certificate as a coach in the 1st division league.

BYC striker Mark Paye was awarded a “ball’ for being the highest goal scorer in the top flight league. Mark netted 10 goals, including two hat-tricks.
Meanwhile, the second phase begins Wednesday, April 27.

There was no update on the female league.

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