The Liberia Football Association (LFA) says it has generated LRD$425,500 from 649 yellow and red cards issued during matches in the first and second division leagues here.
The local football house’s Technical Director Henry Brown made the disclosure on Wednesday, 24 April at a meeting with coaches from both divisions as well as referees.
The statistics released in Monrovia details that the Orange national league’s first phase for Second and First Division leagues saw the issuance of 593 yellow cards and 56 red cards during matches.The report says ‘Church Boys’, Jubilee FC conceded the highest number yellow cards, totaling 25 from the 11 games played.
It is followed by Watanga FC and LISCR FC who received 20 yellow cards, each; while Nimba United and Barrack Young Controller (BYC) got 17 and 13 cards, respectively.
In the second division league, 338 yellow cards and 37 red cards were issued.
The cost of each of the yellow cards and red cards in the first division is put at $750 and $1,500; while in the second division, the cost is put at $500 and $1000.
“The 12 clubs in the First League obtained 255 yellow cards and 19 red cards after 132 matches in the first phase of the 2019 LFA-Orange – sponsored league,” the statistics department says.
Sensational LPRC Oilers topped the first phase table after playing 12 teams, and ended LFA’s first phase elite league unbeaten with 27 points.
It was followed by LISCR FC in second-place on 24 points Defending champion BYC sits in third place with 22 points.
According to the football house’s statistics department, the second phase kicks off on May 1, 2019 at several venues across the Country.