Liberia’s 1st division outfit Monrovia FC has been renamed FC Monrovia under a new management, replacing Norwegian businessman Wilhelm Myer. The new leadership is now headed by Nelson Dougan.
FC Monrovia currently leads the league table with a set eye on the first division championship at the end of the season. It is arranging motivational packages for players. Swedish coach Johan Sandahl arrived in Liberia last year and started preparing the team for this season, and his efforts seem to be producing results, leading them to the championship.
Monrovia FC was relegated from the premiership last season without full judgment from the Liberia Football Association, after IE filed a protest against the club for featuring a Nigerian defender Emile Manghe without a work permit.
The Nigerian played for IE prior to moving onto Monrovia FC on a free transfer. Reports gathered say Manghe was playing without a valid work permit at IE, but the club used its connection in the FA to deduct points from Monrovia FC to save them from relegation.
FC whipped IE during the last match of the 2010/11 season that saw the ‘Yellow Boys’ virtually out of the premiership, but had to use some dishonest means to maintain their slot in the premiership.
A release from the club said Tore Eliasson has been appointed Head Scout and VP of the organization, while Nelson Dougan is the new majority owner, through his company LIB sports.
F C Monrovia is built around defensive midfielder Varney Fabio, Winger Archie Harvey, center stopper Hassan Kanneh, fast moving midfielder Andrew Nagbe and top goal netter Randy Dukuly, among others.
The club export program will see couple of Liberian talents moving to Europe on a nice program that will give them enough time to develop and the club will make its money at the right time.
However, for now it is looking forward to a huge export of players from Tore Eliasson based in Sweden, but the players will have to reach the international starting level before any of them move to Europe.