MONROVIA, Montserrado – The 2019 Liberia Football Association women’s league has come to an end with defending champions Earth Angels winning their second consecutive league title.
They won the league on the final matchday following a 2-0 win over Senior Professional Football Club at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. Angeline Kieh’s bicycle kick goal and a late penalty from Kebbeh Lamine were enough to help Earth Angels retain their league title.
On the final day of the league, three teams were competing for first and second places – Earth Angels, the second-placed Senior Professionals, and third-placed Blanco Football Club. Earth Angels and Senior Professionals went into the final day tied at 37 points each while Blanco had 34 points.
Blanco began the final day of the 2019 women’s league with an 11-0 win over Naskid and moved second on the table, leveled on points with Senior Professionals, which dropped third with 37 points but with fewer lesser goals than Blanco. Blanco’s star player, Agatha Nimene, made history by scoring 10 goals in the 11-0 win.
The 11-0 win over Naskid pressured the Senior Professionals – a win over the Earth Angels would have given them the league title while a draw would have brought them back in the second position on the table with 38 points, one point above Blanco.
Senior Professionals failed to prevent the Earth Angels from scoring in the second half as they conceded twice to give up their second place and the fight for the league title.
Angeline Kieh broke the deadlock in the 66th minute with a powerful overhead goal before substitute Kebeh Lamine scored three minutes to the stoppage time to double the lead. Senior Professionals failed to pull a goal back as they went from second place and challenging for the league title to finishing third in the league.
Champions Earth Angels walked away with a trophy and a cash prize of L$550,000 (US$2,750) while second-placed Blanco Football Club pocketed L$315,000 (US$1,575). Earth Angels’ striker Angeline Kieh finished as the league’s top scorer with 42 goals in 14 games, winning the L$100,000 (US$500) cash prize for the women’s league top scorer.
Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.