The Liberia Football Association (LFA) under-15 Heroes cup is expected to kick off on Friday, 8 February to feature 16 youth teams from Montserrado.
The draw for the 2019 LFA took place at the football house with four zones.
There will be eight matches on the opening day across three venues.
At the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS), Hope Football Academy meets CYA Football Academy at 1:30PM; C. T. Football Academy takes on Keitrace Pro Academy at 2:50PM and Cece United.
In zone one are Hope Football Academy, C. T. Football Academy, Keitrace Pro Academy and CYA Football Academy.
And at 4:00PM Football Academy will face Ambassador Football Liberia.
At the Blue Field on Lynch Street, Street Hassan Football Academy will meet Soccer Academy at 1:30PM; Junior Marshall Academy will face GAC Football Academy at 2:50PM and Ambassador Football Academy will take on Project Football Academy.
Zone two consists of Street Soccer Academy, Junior Marshall Academy, GAC Football Academy and Hassan Football Academies.
The tournament will continue on 9-10 February with the second and third matches in the groups.
The winner of each zone will advance to the semi-finals, which will take place on 22 February while the grand final takes place on 24 February at the ATS, respectively.
The Heroes Cup is the LFA’s desire to celebrate the contribution and recognition of former players, who served and uplifted Liberian football and the national teams.
The tournament is to also honor icons and players like President George Manneh Oppong Weah, James Salinsa Debbah, Wanibo Toe, John ‘Monkey’ Brown, Victor Seah, Patrick Doeplah, Benedict ‘Mama Musa’ Wesseh, Josiah Nagbe Johnson, Frank Jericho Nagbe, Sr., Washington Blay, Sakpa ‘Myers’ Nyenswah, Borbor Gaye, and Dominic Vava George.
It will remember several players like Murphy Nagbe, Patrick Jackson and Nathaniel Sherman, who got injured on national duty.
“The LFA believes it is important to honor those who have contributed to football whether they are dead or alive,” said LFA President Mustapha Raji.
During the matches, some of these icons will be present to share their stories with the kids.
By Sally Gaye