Bassa in Hot Water
…..Three Counts Protest Hang over Bassa
By Augustus Auggie Audekina-Doe
Nimba County has filed a three-count protest against the 2014 champions, Grand Bassa County following their 4-2 penalty shot-out loss, an official disclosed.
According to the protest filed Thursday, the North-Eastern Liberia out-fit side accused County Meet rival, Grand Bassa of fielding an ineligible players during their various matches.
An official of Nimba County confided in FOCUS Newspaper that Bassa has fielded four illegal players in violation of the rules and regulations governing the national County Sports Meet.
FOCUS Sport gathered that two players from second division club Gardnersville FC a player from second Division out-fit Might Barrolle and another player from First Division, LISCR FC featured for Grand Bassa in this year’s edition of the Nation’s Annual sporting festival.
Nimba County head Coach Muta Fofana informed this medium that player Trokon Jackson of Grand Bassa County football squad is a reregister player of LFA first division out-fit LISCR FC.
He further alleged that Sekou Bayoh who donned the shirt of Liberia Under-23 is a player of Mighty Barrolle, same with William Freeman whom he claimed is from Gardnersville FC.
We were unable to get the name of the fourth player who according to reports also featured for for Gradnersville FC in the second tier of Liberian football.
Coach Muta said Sekou Bayoh was the second choice goal custodian for Liberia U-23 national team against Guinea in the CHAN qualifier.
He said through the rules says every county is entitled to field not more than three second division players, he believes that Bassa fielded ineligible players.
Kelvin Sebwe confirmed via mobile phone late Thursday evening that the Ministry has received a complaint from Nimba County against Grand Bassa.
He said upon receipt of the complaint it was forwarded to the Protest Committee.
Mr. Sebwe said the Committee would meet with the two parties involve, today, Friday January 8, 2016.
According to him the Friday’s meeting will pave way for Technical Meeting between the both parties.
He however assured that the hearing would take place by the close of this weekend.