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Handball Takes Roots in Liberian Schools

The Liberia National Handball Association Elementary & Junior High inter-school handball tournament got underway last week in Monrovia at the Sports Commission on Broad Street with twenty schools registering. Group A- comprises G.W Gibson, Elizabeth Crawford, Gray D. Allison and Carr High School. Group-B consists of John Wulu High School, B.W Harris, Sarah Barclay, and J.J Roberts High school, while the last Group comprises Newport Junior High, William Lee Borner, C. William Brumskine, Slipway Elementary School and Amadaiya School.

The tournament came alive last Friday, Jan-21-2011 at the Sports Commission. The first match of the day witnessed Newport Junior High earned free points from the Amadaiya High School for failing to show up in the first female game of the day.

The second female game of the day saw G.W Gibson falling to Carr High school 3-13. The game result means G.W Gibson is out of the tournament. There first male game of the day saw Newport High advancing to the next of the tournament after Amadaiya failed to show up.

G.W Gibson male Handball team failed to follow their female when they defeated Carr High 21 to 13. On Wednesday Jan-26-2011 Elizabeth Crawford female Handball team and Gray D. Allison settle to a 11 tie; sending the match into a replay next week.

In the male match; Crawdford sent home Gray D Allison in a match that recorded 8-14 goals. The result puts Gray D. Allison out of the tournament. The head of the Handball Association Mr. J. Mason Saweler told the New Dawn that the leadership is working under constrain to keep the game going. “We are also scouting some hands from the tournament for the national team,” Seweler said.

Senior Pro’s Face Nimba County

The Liberian former professionals FC “Senior Pro’s” are expected to continue their Voter’s Registration sensitization campaign message this weekend in Ganta city, Nimba County as they come face to face with National County Meet Champion Nimba.

The senior pro’s are working in partnership with the National Elections Commission or NEC to use their attractiveness to draw Liberians to the registration centers. The team which has played series of sensitization matches over the past weeks will have a difficult task facing the National County Meet Champion.

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The national county meet champion will also have to defend their pride just earned from the national tournament. The former professionals started their camping matches against Barnesville FC on the Barnesville estate pitch on Jan-9-2011; the match earned six goals, four from the professionals and two netted home by the Barnesville All Star.

The professionals travelled to LAC in Grand Bassa to face LAC Defender on Jan-15-2011; the match ended 1-0 in favor of the professionals. They came alive in Buchanan on Sunday Jan-16-2011 and held Bassa Defender to a 2-1 victory, ensuring no defeat. The legs visited G.W Gibson High school on the capital Bye-Pass on Jan-21-2011; they spoke to students about the significant of registration and later beat the school football team 7-4 during an evening game.

There former professionals travelled to Margibi County on Jan 22-2011 to spread the message at which time they battle with the county’s first division club, Millennium FC to a 3-1 home sadness for the Kakata boys. The professionals’ top scorers will be hoping for the best of the day; Joe Nagbe, Kelvin Segbwe are the top netters with more than fours goals each to their credit since the campaign began.

Liberians Weekend Points Battles

Two of Liberia national football team starting 11 will face up in three points clashes in turkey on Sunday. Theo Weeks of Ankaragucu will be at home during the visit of Liberia central defender Jimmy Dixon club Manisaspor FC at the Ankara 19 Mayis Stadium on Sunday.

Manisaspor is holding twenty five points from 18 games played this season. They started the second phase with a 3-2 loss to Besikatas FC on Jan-12-2011, on Jan-16-2011, they loss again to Trabzonspor FC but defeated Karabükspor FC on Jan-22-2011. Liberian players contracted around the world will over the weekend be involved in soccer clashes.

The point’s campaign will kickoff in Egypt on Friday, where Francis Grandpa Doe is fixture to travel with Al Ahly to settle things with El Shorta FC, while recently transfer IE striker to El Gouna FC may feature in the club’s match with ENPPI FC in the Egyptian premier league.

In South Africa, Anthony Laffor’s SuperSport travel to Lesotho to play Matlama FC in the first leg of the CAF Champion League. SuperSport fell to Mpumalanga Black Aces on Thursday 2-1 in the South African premier league.

Five Liberians are preparing for their Israeli first division league matches; Patrick Doeplah and George Baysah are setting to apply their abilities during Hapoel Kfar Saba home match to Maccabi Irony Bat Yam on Saturday. H.K Saba is second on the table with 43 points from 19 games.

Ben Martin and Amos Kollie alliance “PJ” 15 Place club, Hapoel Nazareth Illit is due for a home game with Hakoach Ramat Gan on Friday. Gizzie Dorbor is returning to action after serving one game absent due to two yellow cards. He will operate in left-defense for Hapeol Herzliya against Maccabi Ahi Nazareth on Saturday.

In Greece, Panionios take on Kavala FC in the Greek super Liga; Isaac Pupo may get a first team spot in Panionios’ line-up. In the Greece league one, Solomon Grimes’Ethnikos faces Veria FC on Sunday. Ethnikos is currently out of the relegation zone with 20 points from 19 games.  There will be no club action for Alex Fallah of Kaya FC and Shapay Johnson of Green Archers FC this weekend in the Philippines.

In Jamaica, Arnold Kennedy will be in his debut match for Village United in the Jamaican premier league against Tivolo Garends FC. Village United signed the America-Liberian from Salone FC in the American league for an undisclosed amount. Steven Benson of Para Hills will be in a friendly match on Saturday for CB FC in southern Australia, while Alex Jackson will be in action for White City FC in another preseason tournament.

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