Weekend Preview: LFA 1st Division Round 13

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Keitrace vs Jubilee, LISCR vs Watanga FC, IE vs BYC and FC Fassel vs Nimba United

The final Round 13 matches in the ongoing Liberia Football Association’s 1st division league will kick off this weekend with several exciting fixtures that will see champions Barrack Young Controllers returning to domestic league action, while league leaders FC Fassel will be hoping to extend their lead on the league table.

In the first encounter at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, Keitrace FC will be going against the Church Boys of Jubilee FC as both teams battle for top positions on the league.

Jubilee’s Coach William Lartey has already expressed confidence in his side securing the three points, but the final whistle will decide who takes the day.

In the day’s second encounter, supporters will watch to see if Coach Tapha Manneh’s LISCR FC will draw another match when they go against Watanga FC, who were thrashed by FC Fassel 3-0 in their previous league match.

After drawing eight league matches, one against Watanga FC in the first round, Coach Manneh said Watanga is a difficult side to play, but assured his supporters that his side will secure the three points in tomorrow’s clash.

It will be a setback for Watanga, who are in the seventh position, to concede another defeat that will dim their chances to move up on the table.

On Saturday, Sun Shine Yellow Boys (IE) will go through another difficult encounter when they meet champions BYC.

IE are still least on the league table with five points, and lost 6-0 to the Go Blue Boys in the first round in Coach Samuel Sumo’s first match after signing a five-month contract with the IE Majestic Sports Association.

After being eliminated from the CAF competition, BYC will be looking forward to close the gap with a good performance.

In the weekend’s final match, league leaders FC Fassel will defend their 2-1 win against the Mountaineers of Nimba United, who are currently seated in 8th position.

Nimba United did not end phase one on a good note after they were defeated by BYC 1-0. A goal from skipper Van-Dave Harmon in the 71st minute was enough to collect the three points after a goalless first half.

In yesterday’s Round 13 match, Mighty Barrolle recovered from their 1-0 defeat against Keitrace FC after they managed to secure a point against ELWA United in a 2-2 draw at the ATS.

Despite the result, both Barrolle and ELWA maintained their 9th and 10th positions respectively on the league table.

The league will go for a break after the weekend matches as they prepare for their respective matches in the FA Cup that kicks off on Monday April 24.

One hundred and forty-three goals (143) have so far been scored in the ongoing league season, as LFA is yet to release the listing of the top goal scorers.

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Anthony Kokoi is a young Liberian sports writer who has an ever-growing passion for the development of the game of football (soccer) and other sports. For the past few years, he has been passionately engaged in reporting the developments of the game in the country. He is an associate member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL). Anthony has written several sports articles. He is a promoter of young talents. He also writes match reports and makes analysis on Liberian Football.

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