The five-time winner of the football edition of the National County Sports Meet, Nimba County, will lock horns with 1st division football champions BYC on Sunday, November 6, on the Blue Field in the PHP Community, to begin their preparation for the 2016/2017 National County Meet.
Nimba County won her fifth title in 2011, and has since experienced drought, with the latest edition, being thrown out in the quarterfinals.
The Mountainous Boys, according to Coach Mouta Fofana, began intensive tactical training since September, and is set to ‘test their team.’
In an exclusive interview with Coach Fofana, the Nimba County’s football team will also face-up with 1st division outfit Keitrace FC on Monday, November 7, on Tusafield, in Gardnersville on the outskirts of Monrovia as well as with Tony FC on Unification Sports Pitch in Kakata, Margibi County.
Since the appointment of Coach Fofana in 2013, the team is yet to lift a trophy, and as such, he has threatened to resign if he failed to grab this year’s title.
Coach Fofana told the Daily Observer that after about two months of practices, the team has been trimmed down to 35, and before the kickoff of the tournament the final 25-man team will be announced.
Among his new signings, the coach revealed Isaac Deaweah, the former skipper for Margibi County football team, Montserrado County hitman Daniel Tuazama, the highest goal scorer in the 2015/2016 County Sports (soccer) Meet and Musa Jabateh, the Most Valuable Player for the 3rd Division Central Monrovia football league.
Others players include, Jimmy Dogbor, Prince Mawolo, Vincent Kua, Emmunuel Nagbo, Ivin Gboto, Rufus Padmore, Mark Yalla, Markhaiton Gloe and Ansu Sanoe.
The rest are are Amara Kamara, O’neil Wright, Emmanuel Kowon, Benedict Newton, Alex tengbeh, Nicholas Swen, and Moses Zayoun.
According to the 2016/2016 County Sports Meet fixture, Nimba County will host Sinoe, Rivercess and Montserrado counties.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Nimba County Sports Steering Committing has disclosed that his company, Jungle Water, has donated a ‘coastal bus’ to the Nimba County Sport Team.
He did not reveal the cost, but reports said it’s valued about US$22,000. For the past two editions, (2015/2016 and the 2016/2017), Grand Bassa County won the football edition of the National County Sports Meet.