LISCR vs. Berekum Chelsea Sunday
By: Liberian Sports Harris
The first international club championship match for
Liberia’s LISCR FC comes alive this Sunday at the Antoinette
Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. The club is expected to prove
itself as champions of Liberia against Berekum Chelsea of
The match is the first leg of the preliminary qualification
of the African Clubs Championship. The second leg will be
play on the 4th of Match in Accra, Ghana. LISCR FC moved to
its Kakata camping site on Monday ahead of Sunday’s
encounter to augment its level of concentration for the home
Lone Star’s former Coach Frank Jericho Nagbe has remained
inconsistent in maintaining a set of defenders in the club’s
three league matches this season from which they collected
seven points and three goals with one goal against.
The club’s defenders already in shape for the Sunday clash
are Trokon Zeon a right-backer and Daniel Woto, a left-back,
while Coach Nagbe will have to pick two of the four
center-stoppers Alvin Dixon, Emmanuel Tarpeh, Zayzay Kollie
and Michael Jeasue.
LISCR’s defensive quarter is already solid with the presence
of Michael Macaulay and Gideon Williams, both of whom joined
the training camp on Thursday after playing in Liberia 0-2
home defeat to visiting Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
Garnerville FC last season’s top goal netter James
Richardson who was promoted to the club’s senior side LISCR
FC and scored twice in LISCR FC’s 2-1 victory over
Invincible Eleven 2-1 two weeks ago during the national
league, is expected to feature.
The club offensive section was recently boosted with the
return of Liberia’s premiership Golden Boost holder Vatali
Sie from Israel. The club also brought over Joshua Morris
from LPRC Oilers as a winger supporting forward.
Strikers Mohammad Varney, Yamie Yancy and Emmet Wleh are all
battling to book one of the starting slots in Jericho’s
formation come Sunday. The match will be the biggest fixture
in LISCR’s history since its foundation.
The club has pumped in huge cash in securing the services of
defensive duo Gideon Williams from Watanga FC and Michael
Macaulay who landed from M.C Breweries, as well as Yamie
Yancy from NPA Anchors. Right-back Trokon Zeon recently
parted company with IE, while right forward Joshua Morris
penned with LISCR from LPRC Oilers.
Center defender Alvin Dixon rejoined the team from Israel
after playing half season for Hapoel Nazareth Illit. The
club offensive pattern has been operated by Vatali Sie and
James Richardson for the last three matches; James played in
Ghana for Young Heats some years back and his experience
gathered from there may help the club on Sunday.
LISCR FC’s center Emmanuel Tarpeh was employed by Ghanaian
2nd division outfit Metro Star FC back in 2006-07, playing
two seasons along side Prince Somah currently in Sweden.
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian champions are 2nd on their league
table with 27 points from 15 matches played in the first
phase of the Ghanaian premiership. Liberia’s Knockout
Champions Invincible Eleven progressed to the next stage of
the African Confederation Cup after Mansaba redrew from the
The away fixture was scheduled for this weekend, but the
Liberian side has gain enough of time to work more
considering its dismal performance in the ongoing Liberian