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

HUGE TRANSFER NEWS! John Stones set to join Manchester City in world record deal

first_img John Stones in action for Everton 1 Manchester City are set to wrap up the record-breaking signing of John Stones in the next few days, talkSPORT understands.Pep Guardiola, who officially began work as City manager on July 1, has already completed deals for Spain forward Nolito and Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan this summer.Now Guardiola is on the verge of making England centre-back Stones the third major addition to his squad.City have made contact with Everton over a deal for the 22-year-old and Stones is understood to have informed Ronald Koeman, the Merseysiders’ new manager, of his desire to seal a move to the Etihad Stadium.talkSPORT understands the two clubs are now close to agreeing a deal which will see Stones become the most expensive defender in the world.David Luiz currently holds that tag having left Chelsea for Paris Saint-German for £50million in 2014, but City are prepared to surpass that amount to secure Stones’ signature, with the fee expected to be around £53m.Stones, who has ten England caps but failed to see any action at Euro 2016, was eager to join Chelsea last summer after then Blues boss Jose Mourinho made a move.Chelsea saw three bids rejected for the player before giving up their pursuit and their interest waned following Mourinho’s departure.Mourinho, now in charge of Premier League rivals Manchester United, has been linked with a bid to take him to Old Trafford.But Stones has set his sights on linking up with Guardiola at City – and looks set to wrap up the move this week.last_img read more