The Liberia Football Association first division championship league will resume today at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium to complete the last two games in round 20. Second place LISCR FC will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run against 10th placed LPRC Oilers, while the league leaders, FC Fassel, that are few steps away from their first ever championship, will take on already relegated Invincible Eleven.
The last two matches were postponed due to Liberia’s first match in the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifiers against Mauritania over the weekend.
The league has now reached the crucial stage for the top two sides. The Shipping Boys (LISCR FC) still stand the chance if Fassel slips off in their last three games. Both LISCR and Fassel have three matches, but four points for the league leaders will end the race for the title.
Two players from LISCR, Christopher Jackson and goalkeeper Tommy Songo, featured for the Lone Stars during the weekend. Striker Jackson managed to head one cross in the second half and had a clear opportunity in the early minutes of the first half that he did not utilize.
Goalkeeper Songo was not at his best between the goalposts due to his continuous poor communication with his central defenders.
Both goalkeeper Songo and striker Jackson along with defenders Richard Lloyd and Darius Kai, who made up Coach James Debbah’s final list, will return to club duty before their departure to Mauritania for the return leg of the CHAN qualifiers slated for Sunday, July 23.
LISCR opponents LPRC Oilers are three points behind Mighty Barrolle that might move back to the relegation zone if Oilers secure all three points. Barrolle failed to extend their lead above the relegation zone after conceding 2-1 against Jubilee FC in their previous league match.
Later in the second encounter, FC Fassell will clash with the Sunshine Yellow Boys, Invincible Eleven, with the expectation of reducing their chances of winning their first championship to just one point needed in the next match.
Fassel players dominated the national team during the week with six of their players, including midfielder John Jersey, Abraham Barshell, Nuwo Johnson who was a flop, Aloysius Simujla, Terrance Tisdell and skipper James Walatee making the grade.
Fassel remains top of the league with 43 points, 26 goals out of 19 league games – six points above LISCR FC, while IE are only completing their last three games in the championship as a relegated side.