Anxiety for the National County Sport Meet here is attracting lots of young talents to various counties football, basketball, track & field, kickball and volleyball teams’ qualification sessions across the country to ensure their participation in the annual tourney.
Margibi County’s football team reached the grand final of the 2010/2011 National Sport Meets football session after whipping tough sides before losing to double champion Nimba County.
The county also won Nimba County few months ago during the grand final of the National Voter Registration tournament held at the Samuel Karyon Sports Stadium in Paynesville that featured Senior Professionals, Lone Star Under-20, Nimba County and Margibi.
It was the county’s first grand final after countless appearances in the national event. Margibi is maintaining her successful team and its format used in reaching the grand final despite losing to Nimba County recently after full time.
Lone Star Under-20 trainer Arab Fofana is the head coach of Margibi County. The former Bong football coach took Margibi County to the grand final during his first term on the line in 2010/2011 season. Coach Fofana recruited some of his best legs from Bong County squad that finished 3rd during the 2009/2010 competition.
The county head coach is known for his systematic football formation and ability to pullout the best from his players despite playing under pressure or unhealthy atmosphere. Arab has served as head coach for three premier clubs in the last three seasons.
He started with Mighty Barrolle, but resigned and was later signed on by Jubilee FC in 2009, and he resigned later from the club over alleged interferences in players selection. He was recently hired by relegated premiership outfit Tony FC that contracted him at the end of the one phase season.
Margibi County football team justification is currently taking place in Herbal at the city mini stadium with impressive performance by new players to impress Coach Arab for inclusion to beef up the delegation that need less new players.
Most of those players from last season are staying with the county with the hope of winning the championship from Nimba because they claimed the defeat to Nimba came as a result of a defensive error, but maintained that Nimba was no march despite losing to them.
Arab Fofana led Bong County to her first football championship in 2007 after failing several years to win the football champion, but was abridged to deputy coach in 2009 after he stopped 3rd place during the 2008 champion.
He later worked under Bong County current head coach Cooper Sayon, who stopped Bong County at the same 3rd place spot in 2009/2010 , failing to reach the semi-final in the 2010/2011 National Sport Meets football division.
Ghanefo Kromah Delivers First Title
Former LISCR FC striker Ghanefo Kromah, has impressed his new club Barrack Young Controller (BYC) after landing the club’s first preseason champion during the FC Fassell Peace Cup tournament held at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia last week. The tourney featured Watanga FC, Monrovia Club Breweries, Invisible Eleven, Gardnerville FC and host FC Fassell.
The goal netter played in the club three matches and pocketed the Most Valuable Player award against Invisible Eleven in the grand final on Sunday. The MVP title was given out during each of the matches and various players won in their respective fixtures.
Speaking to the former Zelor FC fifteen goals netter, he said, “I am happy for the performance displayed so far and I love the working relation at the club with the coaches and the playing body.”
Kromah joined BYC from 1st division side Zelor FC after playing a one season loan deal that was handed him from Liberia’s premiership champion LISCR FC.
The club President Robert Sirleaf, has expressed satisfaction with the level of football being displayed by the goal netter since he joined the club for preseason, and is looking forward to Samuel Thompson, Teku Nah and Ghanefo Kromah as his goal delivers.
Barrack Young Controller (BYC) on Sunday expressed their readiness for the premiership title after a 5-0 convincing result against current Knock-Out Champion Invisible Eleven, who won them last season in the Knock-Out grand final.
Meanwhile, I.E. officials have blamed the defeat to the lack of coordination among her players as new players lined-up in the squad for the Peace Final on Sunday.