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The club of Liberia’s international defender Solomon Grimes, Nea Salamis FC thrashed home side Ayia Napa FC 4-2 in the first round of the Cyprian cup fixture, and the club will face  Aris FC on Sunday during their 12 league encounter in that county’s first division.

Nea Salamis FC signed on the 24 year Old Liberian from Greek side Ethinkos at the start of their pre-season. Grimes’ club is now positioned 7th on the league table with 16 points from 12 games.

The Israeli League will this weekend host six Liberians as the Premier and National league draws to the end of its first phase next week. Striker Amos Kollie will end the first phase of the Israeli premier league for Hapoel Haifa now struggling to leave the relegation zone when they take on Maccabi Haifa FC on Monday.

The club is 14th on the sixteen-team table with just ten points from fourteen matches. Defender Alvin Dixon and forward Vatali Sie will be involved with Hapoel Nazareth Illit 14th week match against Hapoel Raanana FC on Saturday.

Hapoel Nazareth Illit is 14th on the table with twelve points from thirteen league matches. Former Jubilee FC ace man Stanley Whitfield and Gizzie Dorbor will line up for Hapoel Herzliya on Monday against Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla during their 14th league encounter.

The club is seated at the bottom of the Israeli national league table with eight points from thirteen league games. Defender George Baysah of Maccabi Umi Al Fahm will move all out on Monday against stranger Hapoel Jerusalem at the Umi El Phchem Park.

At the same time, the Russian league ended weeks ago before entering the championship play-off stage involving the top eight teams on the table. CSKA Moscow finished 2nd on the table with 59 points from thirty matches in the regular league.

The club is yet to win from the two matches played in the Championship play-off. They lost to Anzhi Makhachkala 1-2 on Sunday, 27 November and will face table leaders Zenit today in their third Championship play-off.

In South Africa despite Anthony Laffor’s financial obligation to SuperSport United as a result of a fine after missing training last weekend, the club officials say there are no plans to sell him during the January transfer window. The captain of the Liberia National team failed to pitch for training on Sunday morning, only hours after a defeat at the hands of Orlando Pirates on Saturday night.

Laffor was brought before the club’s disciplinary structure and handed an undisclosed fine. He is not available to play for the League leaders in their next match against Mamelodi Sundowns on December 16. This is because he picked up a third caution of the season, and has an automatic one-match suspension.

It is not the first time that Laffor has clashed with Coach Gavin Hunt, who had ordered in his players for Sunday morning training after the disappointment of being handed a 3-0 thrashing on Saturday night.

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