Bassa, Margibi, G. Gedeh defeated, Nimba Draws
By Rioland Mulbah
The official ceremony of the 2015 National County meet was held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County last Saturday, December 12, 2015 with several government officials, lawmakers and well-wishers in attendance in the Port City of Buchanan.
There was no win for all hosts in the football category as the 2015 National County Meet officially kicked off in four separate venues around the country.
In the opening match at the Doris Williams Stadium in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, defending football champions; Grand Bassa County was frustrated by Bong County 2-0, while on Sunday at the same venue; River Gee edged Sinoe County 1-0 to boost their chances of qualifying to the semifinal of the competition.
Also in Buchanan during the opening, defending kickball champions, Bong County beat Grand Bassa 5-2 in an entertaining showdown.
The competition continued on Sunday, December 13 with Margibi County suffering the biggest casualty of the competition after being defeated 3-1 by Montserrado County at the Nancy B. Doe Stadium in Kakata, Margibi County on Sunday.
In kickball at the same venue, Margibi was thrashed by Montserrado 7-3 in a match former World footballer of the year, Senator Weah, former House Speaker, Edwin Melvin Snowe and other Montserrado and Margibi County lawmakers attended.
In Zedru, Grand Gedeh County which is another host for this year’s event, the host went down by a 1-0 score line to Lofa County, while Rivercess and Krand Kru settled to a goalless draw in football.
In kickball also in Zwedru, the host Grand Gedeh demolished Lofa15- 8, while Grand Kru edged Rivercess 6-4.
The other venue in Sanniquellie, Nimba County, host Nimba County forced Maryland County to a 1-1 draw, while Bomi County beat Grand Cape Mounty County 2-1 in the first encounter.
In kickball in Sanniquellie, Nimba County, host Nimba destroyed Maryland 11-4, while Cape Mount beat Bomi 19-0.
The competition continues today at the four venues with more exciting matches.
In Zedru, Grand Gedeh County, reports say Lofa County has launched ‘operation qualify to the semifinal’ as the county takes on Rivercess County today in the first match at 2: 00 P.M., while Grand Gedeh will take on Grand Kru in the last match which is expected to pull more fans.
A win for Lofa will see the county qualify to the semifinal of the competition in Monrovia at the famous Antoinette Tubman Stadium. The host Grand Gedeh needs a win to stay in contention for qualification to the semifinal.
At the Doris Williams Stadium in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, the host Bassa will go all out searching for win against Sinoe County who also lost the first match against River Gee. A draw means both counties will still be in contention for qualification. But the match of the day will see Bong County and River Gee locking horns with each other after both teams won their first match.
In Kakata, Margibi County, Montserrado will hope to qualify in a group of three when the county, heavily motivated my Senator Weah will battle Gbarpolu County in the only match at 4: 00 P.M..
The match will be Gbarpolu County first match of this year’s competition and Montserrado final. Gbarpolu will play the final match with host Margibi County on Thursday of the week.
In Sanniquellie, Nimba County, Bomi will hope to book a ticket to Monrovia when the county meets Maryland in the first match and host Nimba takes on Grand Cape Mount County in the last encounter.
The kickball categories in all groups will take place also at 12:00 Noon