MONROVIA, Montserrado â€“ The 2019 Liberia FA Cup champions, LISCR Football Club, have fired warning ahead of the 2019-20 Liberian football season by winning the ‘Who Owns The Land’ tournament that was organized by the Liberia Football Association as part of pre-season plans for the clubs.
The Shipping Boys won the tournament by beating Barrack Young Controllers Football Club 1-0 in the final at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. Their star striker, Christopher Jackson, scored the only goal to deny Barrack Young Controllers from lifting the title.
With the growing rivalry between LISCR Football Club and Barrack Young Controllers, BYC aimed to end LISCR Football Clubâ€™s recent dominance.
However, it was LISCR Football Club that finished as champions after a narrow 1-0 win. Following a goalless first half in which BYC missed out on taking the lead from the best chances created, LISCR Football Club scored in the 71st minute to take the lead, which later became the match winner. Christopher Jackson scored his seventh goal in his fifth game in the tournament to give LISCR Football Club the title.
On their way to the final, LISCR Football Club eliminated newly promoted second division side Stages Football Club and first division side Watanga Football Club, while BYC sent out Nimba-based club Almighty Football Club and newly promoted first division side FC Bea Mountain.
Barrack Young Controllers may have failed to win the tournament but their performance during the competition showed they’ll be a top notch to crack in the upcoming season.
Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.