Cavalier crowned mid season champs

first_imgDespite playing without top players Alex Marshall, Swane Thompson and George Pinnock, Cavalier Football Club cruised to a 2-0 win over Browns Town to claim the Magnum/KSAFA Super League midseason title and $50,000 cash prize at Constant Spring on Friday.Cavalier controlled the match from early and broke the deadlock on 40 minutes when they received a penalty and Ryan Miller converted, a league-leading fifth goal, from the spot to put the Rudolph Speid-coached team ahead.After the break, Cavalier continue to have the better of their opponent, and they extended their advantage 12 minutes into the half following a swift counter-attack which was finished off by the arriving Nicholas Hamilton from 12 yards.But despite putting out an under-strength team, Speid thought they were always in control even though Browns Town had them under some pressure in the latter stages of the game.”We didn’t play about three of our top players because they have been struggling a little bit for fitness, including Marshall, so we decided to rest them,” Speid said after ward.enough ammunition”This final doesn’t carry any points but we had to turn up, so we rested Marshall and some other players. But we thought we had enough ammunition to do the job, and we came and gave a workmanlike performance and secured the victory.”After we scored, they were just throwing caution to the wind, and we tried to play them on the counter, but we never thought we were under pressure, we had control of the game right through,” he insisted.Browns Town coach Karumi Huei said his team gave up after the second goal.”You have to keep playing after a team score, there’s 90 minutes in the game. So we have to work on the psychological part,” he said.last_img read more

Athletes Reunion Blazes Atlanta with Red, White and Blue

first_imgFull of fun at the Peachtree Ridge Park in Suwanee, Georgia as the above action indicatesThe national colors: red, white and blue, will be on display in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States from June 23-25 as former and current Liberian sports promoters gather in a major reunion to celebrate what binds them together: sports.The three-day event will begin today, Friday, at the Monte Carlo Event Hall on 2077 Beaver Ruin Road in the city of Norcross with the arrival of delegates from other US cities, Europe, parts of Africa and Liberia. More than 500 delegates, including women and children, are expected, according to the organizers, who launched the event more than three years ago.According to the itinerary, tomorrow, Saturday, will witness an executive plenary meeting at Peachtree Ridge Park in Suwanee in the morning and sports, including soccer, basketball and kickball will be held from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Peachtree Ridge Park in Suwanee.From 8:30 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. on Saturday, a dinner and awards night will be held at Monte Carlo Event Hall at 2077 Beaver Ruin Road in Norcross. Several former athletes, journalists, sports administrators, and others will be honored with certificates for their contribution to the development of sports in their various disciplines in Liberia.On Sunday, the final day of the gathering, a financial report will be submitted to the body at 2036 Alcovy Trace Way in Lawrenceville.To climax the occasion, the third of such since the need for the gathering was put in motion, there will be a sumptuous Farewell Cookout at Peachtree Ridge Park from 2-7p.m. at 3170 Suwanee Creek Road in Suwanee.The gathering is aimed at rekindling old friendships, reexamining the future of Liberian sports, and what the delegates can do to contribute to the progress of soccer, basketball, kickball, track and field and other sports in the country.In the past, the delegates contributed funds to assist former athletes in Liberian who either fell sick or faced any other such difficulty.The athletes’ reunion was first held in the twin cities of Minnesota. Philadelphia was to follow, and the celebration returned to Minnesota. Now it is being held in Atlanta, Georgia.At the end of the meeting, a position paper is expected to be released with an overview of sports development and suggestions to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for onward distribution to the heads of the various disciplines in Liberia.Ahmadu Sarnor, Wisseh Nyankun (Mama Musa), Sarkpa Nyanseor, the proverbial ‘rock of Gibraltar’ and Dave JackleyShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nimba Defeat Gbarpolu to top Group “A”

first_imgNimba Boys celebrate in their blue and red color jersey.As Sinoe lose to defending champions Montserrado 1 – 0The National County Meet Group “A” host has taken a lead in the ongoing National County Meet, after defeating Gbarpolu 2–0 in their second game since the league started a few days ago.The game started in high spirit for both teams, making all efforts to hit the net in the first half, but the two teams put up strong defenses, leaving the first half to end 0–0.The second half began also with high spirit, with both teams making several attempts to take the lead, but this could not materialize until the 70th minute when Nimba managed to score their first goal from striker Kulah Gonleyor.The goal brought some zeal in Gbarpolu, whose players made several efforts to make a comeback but, unfortunately, with more pressure from the mountainous boys and from the spectators, Kulah Gonleyor was on target again. His 89th minute strike penetrated the Gbarpolu defense to hit the back of the net, putting Nimba ahead with 2-0. By the result, Nimba now has 4 points.In the first match, defending champion Montserrado defeated Sinoe County 1–0 to put them in the second place with 3 points, followed by Gbarpolu with 3 points from the first game against Montserrado, while Sinoe trailed with 1 point obtained from their 2–2 against Nimba in the first game.In kickball, the girls of Nimba defeated Gbarpolu 3–2, while Sinoe defeated Montserrado 4–0.Nimba’s last game brought more vim to their cheering squad as well as the county’s steering committee headed by Adonis Menlor.The remaining two matches have been classified as ‘do or die’ where the teams are expected to put up their best for victory in order to reach the quarter-final stage, which will be held in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgAROUND 30 people from County Donegal are among the 750 staff at a Leitrim credit card company who could lose their jobs within weeks.MBNA – owned by the Bank of America – is pulling out of Ireland. It is trying to sell its company in Carrick-on-Shannon. But if that fails, the business could be wound up.And even if a buyer is found, not all of the 750 jobs are guaranteed. Workers travel to the site from several different counties.In a statement, Bank of America said it will seek to bring certainty to employees by identifying an “appropriate solution” as quickly as possible.’According to the statement, the ultimate decision taken will be based on what is in the best interests of shareholders, employees, customers and partners. Sinn Féin Roscommon/South Leitrim TD Michael Colreavy has expressed concern for the jobs at MBNA in Carrick on Shannon.  Deputy Colreavy said it would be unthinkable that this business would be closed or transferred to another centre either inside or outside Ireland.Deputy Colreavy said: “MBNA was a very welcome and badly needed industry when it was set up in Carrick on Shannon in 1997, it transformed not just Carrick on Shannon but all of Leitrim, North Roscommon, Longford and Sligo.“A thousand jobs in a previously neglected area such as this had a visible social impact. For possibly the first time in this region people had an alternative to emigration.“The operation in Carrick was regarded by MBNA as on a par or better than any of its operations worldwide.“It would be unthinkable that this business would be closed or transferred to another centre either inside or outside Ireland.“Hundreds of young couples with families have mortgages on the basis of their income from the Bank of America whilst the rental market, particularly in Carrick-On-Shannon would collapse entirely if this business were to be closed or relocated. “It is now incumbent on government and governmental agencies to closely watch developments around the sale of the Carrick-On-Shannon business.“Government must insist that the interests of the workers, their families and the wider population of this area are protected in all the choices and decisions that will be made.“Sinn Féin is committed to ensuring job security and will be keeping a close eye on all developments in this case.”THIRTY DONEGAL PEOPLE FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE IN YANK BANK CLOSEDOWN was last modified: August 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carrick on shannonjob losses?MBNAlast_img read more