first_imgFC Fassell has crossed over to the semi finals of the President’s Cup, edging Watanga 4-2 on penalties after a goalless draw at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Goalkeeper Joshua Williams converted two decisive spot kicks to qualify the team to the third stage of the competition after an appalling spell in the Coca-Cola Tournament that was heavily fancied.Fassell under-pressure coach Matthew Julutweh who was reemployed after being dismissed for poor performance in the Cocoa Cola Tournament, adopted a passing game, as players craved the ball at all times and worked it around to try and force an opportunity but lacked clinical finishers.The trio, skipper Vitalie Sie, Varney Dukuly and Kesselly Kamara would not rattle the net and even the inclusion of Sussa Garrel, Frank Nagbe, Jr. and Elijah Clarke would make an impressive difference.Unfortunately, Watanga hit men Ronaldo Dahn, Titus Suku, Grant Targbwe and Leon Power Quamie were unimposing in front of the net.In the second semi final derby, Keitrace FC narrowly defeated Jubilee 1-0. A diagonal kick from potent striker Mohamed Diallu was enough to qualify the team.In the hot post-mortem of Tuesday’s second game, it was found that the Mamie Kpoto side had just 48.33 per cent of possession. It means they saw less of the ball.The two teams have joined IE, who is already in the semi finals, with a bye.However, today’s game between the BYC II and Nimba United; and BYC against LISCR seem to be spectacular, as BYC President Sekou Konneh has declared today as “all blue day.”Unconfirmed report said BYC Chief Executive Officer, Robert Sirleaf has promised an extra envelope for the boys to reach the semi finals to pacify them over the abrupt change of the President’s Cup from the BYC Blue Field to the ATS.Howbeit, Nimba United is said to be rigid in continuing its respectable performance amidst the resignation of head coach Sam Chebli.The Finnie Dolo’s mountainous outfit must prove supremacy as a topnotch club over 2nd division BYC II.For LISCR and BYC, it’s a Liberian clásico.Both sides over the last three years have become the current rivals, taking the unparalleled places, of traditional rivals, IE and Barrolle.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgLouis van Gaal revealed to journalists on Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States that he still needs to make one big signing to complete his squad.He said he needed someone like Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi or Eden Hazard who could just score or create a goal out of nothing.So who else is on Van Gaal’s radar and who will follow the latest signing, Sergio Romero into Old Trafford?Click the arrow above, right to see the latest transfer rumours surrounding Old Trafford. 5 Sergio Ramos to be offered improved contract by Real Madrid – click the yellow arrow for more Man United transfer news – Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. According to Spanish newspaper Marca, an improved deal is on the table from Real Madrid for the World Cup winner and it is the deal he wanted originally. Manager Rafa Benitez said Ramos and Florentino Perez are due to meet very soon.  read more

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first_imgAdvertisementHe seems to do it every game, doesn’t he? Russell Westbrook recorded yet another triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed 123-114 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. The point guard had 29 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds, and teammate Paul George top-scored with 36 points. Damian Lillard and C. J. McCollum scored 34 and 31 points respectively for the Blazers, but it was in vain.Kawhi Leonard did not play for the Raptors, but they won anyway. Toronto defeated the Sacramento Kings 120-105 in their encounter at the Scotiabank Arena. Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet had 19 points apiece for the Raptors, and Pascal Siakam was close behind with 18 points. Marvin Bagley III had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings.The Dallas Mavericks won as well, by a scoreline against the Los Angeles Clippers. The home support was one fan short, as the fan who heckled Patrick Beverley earlier in the season was banned from the arena. Harrison Barnes top-scored for the Mavs with 20 points and DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 16 rebounds against his former team.Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points, 18 rebounds, and 7 assists and led the Timberwolves to a 118-91 win over the Suns. Josh Jackson’s 27 points were in vain for Phoenix.That’s all the action from today, visit this space tomorrow for more of the same!Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgALSO READ:FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Advertisement AdvertisementAfghanistan is the new minnows, while teams like Bangladesh have now grown leaps and bounds and cannot be considered as the underdogs, they have now in that regard been replaced by Afghanistan. The Afghans’ cricketing development has taken place at a staggering rate and it is probably safe to say that they are already ahead of some longtime cricket playing nations like Zimbabwe, Ireland, etc.However, while they are clearly a much stronger and much-improved side on paper, they do still lack the experience in One Day cricket. There is also a big difference in the skills levels of the Afghans and the bigger teams like New Zealand.To further add to the Afghans’ misery, one of their key players, their explosive opening batsmen and experienced wicketkeeper Mohd. Shahzad has sustained an injury and has consequently been ruled out of the World Cup.On the contrary, New Zealand is looking in fine form with everybody almost equally contributing to their victories. Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult, who weren’t in the best of forms before the world cup commenced, have also now picked up a purple patch and turning out to be unplayable for the opponents.Martin Guptill has taken over former legend Brendan McCullum’s role of giving New Zealand a good, explosive, fast start to the game, while Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, in particular, are responsible for getting their nation to a stable high score.Taylor is the key to New Zealand’s batting. His presence in the middle order provides them with a lot of stability and he is the batsman to beat. Do not be surprised if Taylor finishes up being one of the top 5 run getters of the tournament.New Zealand will most likely be just too strong for the courageous and a full-of-heart Afghanistan side.last_img read more

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