On Saturday, Coach Junior of Island Queens could not believe what fate had for his side when they went down 3-0 against World Girls at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
Though Island Queens had several chances and could have scored the opening goal, they made hopeless use of their chances.
World Girls, with a trio of Miatta Morris, Josephine Pajibo and Nancy Williams in the attack, taught their opponents how to put the ball into the net.
With a rising tide of attacks, Josephine Pajibo found the curtain raiser to end the first half.
Back from recess, Island Queens could not make use of further chances that came their way and fumbled in front of their opponents’ goalkeeper, with the ball more often entangled between their strikers legs.
But when the tide changed World Girls’ Nancy Williams and Miatta Morris completed the onslaught with exciting runs of speed and power.
Though Coach Junior blamed inadequate support to the female teams for his team’s defeat, his side could not just make use of the chances that came their way.
On three occasions, Island Queens players upfront fumbled before the goal, allowing the opposing goalkeeper to collect the ball to safety.
“Queens’ problem is how to put the ball into the net,” said a soccer fan. “The team’s coach should concentrate on developing goal-scorers.”
The female soccer league started with material support from the Liberia Football Association. The Daily Observer learned that each of the 8 teams received two sets of jerseys, 12 footballs, and Ld180, 000.
The LFA said the total cash for each team is US$5,000 as a way to develop the female component of the soccer league.