Over 10,000 fans from host Grand Bassa, including Sinoe, Bong and River Gee counties, and the eight teams, are expected to formally parade the principal streets of the Port City Buchanan at 9:00am today and climax it with an indoor program at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium.
Defending football champions Grand Bassa, dubbed the Gbezohn Boys are expected to be in their dominant red, while Bong County, also called the Kpatawi Boys will wear orange.
Bassa has a lot to do to maintain morale and the trophy in front of their spectators, while traditional finalist Bong County is full of surprises.
At 2:00pm, the kickball teams for both sides will kick off the tournament and two hours later, the football squads will continue the ball rolling.
Chief referee Lamin Kamara is expected to be in the centre of the football game, while the ref for the kickball game has not been announced.
Though Sinoe and River Gee have not made exploits in the County Meet for about a decade, Senators J. Milton Teahjah and Commany Wesseh have decided to make headways in the first County Meet since their election in December 2014.
Reports say the two underdog counties are convinced they will emerge from Group I which favorites, Bassa and Bong have to prove them wrong.
However, the Cabinet led by Director Jordan Solunteh is expected on the field, including diplomatic corps.
On Sunday, December 13, the County Meet continues with kickball and football matches, including three other venues – Sanniquellie, Zwedru and Kakata.
In Bassa, Sinoe and River Gee will lock horns with each other in both kickball, while in Sanniquellie Cape Mount County will rub shoulders with Bomi County in kickball and football and Nimba County will host Maryland County also in both sports.
In Zwedru, River Cess meets Grand Kru and Grand Gedeh faces Lofa in kickball and football. In Kakata, Margibi hosts Montserrado in both kickball and football. Two winners from each zone will come in Monrovia – the fifth city for finals. The tournament will run from December 12, 2015 to January 17, 2016.