Monrovia - The 2014 Liberia Football Association (LFA) first division league champions Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) were last Friday crowned champions for the LFA 2015 league Super Cup. BYC were crowned champions after securing a 2-1 victory over knockout defending champions FC Fassell at the Blue Field Sports ground on Lynch Street.
Van-Dave scored the match opening goal for BYC in the 25th minute through a long range shot, but Elijah Clark got the equalizer for Fassell six minutes later through a splendid shot from the 25 yard. Junior Bashall made the difference for BYC in the 80th minute through a terrific shot from 35 yards.
Presenting the trophy to the winning side, the Chief Patron of Sports, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, congratulated BYC for their success and acknowledged that her government gave full support to football from 2006 to 2008 but said that support was not properly utilized.
“Those that were in charge of the game in the country failed to train the players to play internationally, but wasted a lot of money on oversea travels where they were not prepared to complete so if they change their tactics they will get the fullest support from government”, said President Sirleaf.
BYC Board Chairman Mr. Robert Sirleaf paid tribute to his team Head coach, members of his technical staff and players for their success and said he hopes that they will do more in the coming 2015 league season. Mr. Sirleaf admitted that the game was tough, but because his boys kept focus on the ball with an absolute possession they were able to conquer their opponents.
Meanwhile, LFA President Musa Bility after the match declared the LFA 2014 league season closed and the 2015 season officially opened, but football enthusiasts in the country continue to express doubts about the resumption of the league. It can be recalled that Bility early last week made it clear that only two out of the 12 first division teams BYC and Fassell FC have been given the green light to take part in the coming league after meeting 25% of the requirements by FIFA.