The friendly soccer match between the town of Djeke’ and Ganta City, under the banner “Friends of Sam Brown Solidarity Match” ended 2-2 on December 25.
The match was played to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ and it created good atmosphere for everyone at the game.
The game began in favor of the Guineans, when in the 7th minute they got their opener through right winger Raul in the 18-yard box.
When the Liberians tried to find the equalizer, the Guineans in the 11th minute got their second goal from a header.
Liberian fans then called on the home side to substitute their goalkeeper because he was not performing as expected, which was done by the technical coaches.
It was then that the Liberians gained some confidence and reduced the score line in the 43rd minute through a spot kick.
In the second half, the Guineans made attempt to dominate the game with occasional passes and coordination but it was the Liberians that took advantage of a blunder to score in the 67th minute.
Both teams made several respective attempts at goal but neither could increase the score line till the end of the match.
A spokesman for “Friends Sam Brown,” Adada Smith told this newspaper that the game was intended to smooth the cross border relationship among the citizens of the two countries.
The Guinean team was escorted to Liberia by local Guinean officials headed by the City Mayor of Djeke’ and they were received by Ganta Acting City Mayor Benjamin Dokpa.