MONROVIA, Montserrado – Last year’s Liberia Football Association second division champions, Monrovia Club Breweries, continue their fine form in 2016 with a narrow 1-0 win over struggling Watanga Football Club in round four of the LFA 2016-17 first division league season.
A lone goal from their new striker James Konowah was enough to hand Club Breweries their second victory of the new campaign.
After playing to a goalless draw in the first half, Club Breweries returned to the second half with more fireworks, as Watanga struggled to handle their attacking force.
Club Breweries’ golden moment came just twelve minutes into the second half after the ball appeared to hit the hand of Watanga’s center defender Musa Dargbeson. Konowah converted the penalty to give his side the much-needed lead.
Watanga, however, tried to level the score but were denied their chances by a rough tackling Breweries’ defense, as they suffered three straight defeats.
With the three points collected, Club Breweries has seven points from four games, and game winner Konowah feels his side is on the right path at the moment. He said the win was especially crucial after his team played to a goalless draw against Nimba United in their previous match.
“We are happy with the win today,” Konowah said. ”The victory is important for the entire team at the moment. We were unfortunate to win in our last game, and the result today has boosted our confidence in the league. We look forward to the next match, and hope we can continue the good form.”
Konowah, who joined Club Breweries on a season loan from Mighty Barrolle, has already started enjoying life with his new club after scoring his second goal from two appearances. He registered his name on the scoresheet in his debut match against Nimba United, before making it two out of two against Watanga.
Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.