21 September 2017

Liberia: Cece United Secures Semifinal Ticket

Cece United U17 has advanced to the semifinals of the Montserrado Community League playoffs after edging out CCIP 3-2 on post-match penalties at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS).

Having won their previous league with a thrilling 6-0 victory over Villa FC, the Saye Town-based academy club and its opponents struggled to get a curtain raiser in the first half after missing several goal scoring chances.

The same scenario continued in the second half after both teams failed to find the back of the net, with United getting the closest opportunity.

CCIP earlier vowed to upset the Sinkor-based club in the quarterfinals, but was unable to get the needed result after full 90 minutes. After two 45-minute sessions of goalless action, both teams were left with no option, but to enter into post match penalties.

Cece United ended up seizing the day by finally getting the much anticipated victory after winning 4-3 on penalties. Players Ibbie Robertson, Barent Karr, Christian Dudbea and Benjamin Baeyea converted the spot kicks for Cece United.

It was a similar situation in the other two quarterfinal matches between Downtown FC and Habiba FC and Zion FC and Stage FC. After settling to draws in the full 90 minutes, Downtown FC and Zion also advanced to the semifinals after winning from the penalty spot. In the other quarterfinal match, Newport Street-based NAS FC defeated their opponents from West Point, PYC, 2-1.

The two finalists for the competition will be decided on Friday, September 22, at the ATS when Cece United face NAS FC, while Downtown FC will take on Zion FC.


Former Immigration Boss Sees Lapses in Education Sector

A former commissioner of the Liberia Immigration Service or LIS John Smythe attributes massive failure among 12th… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Liberian Observer. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.