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Nimba, Senior Pros Settle for Draw

Citizens of Nimba County were afforded the opportunity this week-end to see their champions playing the former professional players in Sanniquellie on Sunday during a 3-3 game. The match was a collaborating effort with the professional and the National Election Commission to spread the significance of the voter registration process.

Officials of the county, NEC chairman James M. Fromayan and other delegates from NEC attended the action to spread the message. The game gathered more than three thousands Nimbaians who congregated to see their famous stars in a replay of what carried them to the podium a week ago in Monrovia.

The national county meet football champion got the early opener in the 13th minutes from a powerful shot that landed in the left dormer of the net of the former professional players’ goal keeper. Senior Pros regrouped themselves and applied some international techniques to level the score through a penalty converted by Kelvin Sebwe. The games gained momentum as both sides began to perform the best of their ability.

Senior Pro took the league through the leg of Kelvin again from a seven touches connection to land the ball in the right corner. Varma Kpoto was commanding the defense of the Pros, Dionysius Sebwe in central back, George Gebro on the left and Fofie Kamara on the right. It was a solid block to be broken down, but the Nimbaians managed to get three goals.

Fans were entertained to better game display during the 90 minutes of action. Most of them posted for photos with the professionals after the game. The county authorities, after the match, held an honoring program for its giants who represented the county in various discipline.

Chiangrai United Get Murphy Nagbe

Lone star founder captain Murphy Nagbe has been contracted by Thailand premiership club Chiagn Rai United for the coming season to kickoff next month. The Liberian recently played with LISCR FC in the ongoing national premier league before departing.

It was previously announced that he has signed for an unknown team in Thailand. We then promised our readers to get the name of the club in subsequent publications. Following a thorough search we have finally succeeded in fulfilling our promise.

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The Thailand premier league is scheduled to kickoff on Feb-12-2011 by which time the Liberian will be in top form for his debut match against TTM Phichit FC on Sunday Feb-13-2011. According to reports from our source in Thailand, Nagbe is among these few international defenders to land in the Thailand premier league this season.

The signing of the Liberian put him in a better position to regain his central defending role for Liberia national team in the upcoming Nations qualifier away to Cape Verde in March. Another Liberian currently on tryout in Thailand Pattaya United is striker Prince Darqueen. The player is holding for a deal next week before the league gets started on Feb-12-2011.

Patrick Doeplah Scores

Liberia’s attacker Patrick Doeplah, plying his trade with Israel first division side Hapoel Kfar Saba FC, will face an Israeli premier side Maccabi Haifa in the FA Cup today. The striker with seven goals to his credit this season said the game is a big one for him and he promises his fans a goal during the 90mins of action. Doeplah was in action for H.K Saba during their 2-1 win over Maccabi Ironi Bat Yam on Saturday.  The win put them on top of the table with 46 points from 20 games.

Gizzie Dorbor of Hapoel Herzliya, another Liberian player, performed well as they whipped Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 2-1 in a home game. The club is currently relaxing 9 on the table with 32 points from 20 games. Ben Martin and Amos Kollie of Hapoel Nazareth Ilit overcame Hakocak Ramat Gan 3-2. The win put them 15th on the table with 9 points.

In Greece, Isaac Pupo struggling side Panionios FC has moved 13 on the table after a 1-1 home match with Kalava FC on Saturday. In the league one, Solomon Grimes’ club Ethnikos FC advanced 12th place on the table after their 2-1 crashing of Veria FC on Saturday.

In Turkey, Jimmy Dixon’s Turkish side increased their chances on the Turkish premier league table after beating fellow Liberian Theo Weeks’ club Ankaragucu 3-1 away. The game put Manisaspor 6 on the chart with 28 marks from 19 caps. Theo Weeks club Ankaragucu dropped 12 on the stands pocketing 24 points from 19 encounters.

In Egypt, Francis Doe’s Al Ahly moved down to the 5th place after settling 1-1 away to Misr el Makasa. and in South Africa, SuperSports United won 2-0 in their first leg of the CAF champion league preliminary game at home against visitors Matlama FC from Lesotho.

Recently SuperSports fell to Mpumalanga Black Aces 2-1, landing the club 11 on the table with 20 points from 17 games Liberia Mighty Barrolle fell in Monrovia to Nigerian champion Kano Pillars 2-1, making it difficult for the Liberians away clash in Nigeria next week.

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