Nimba County Secure Semi-Final Spot in National County Meet
Monrovia – Striker Prince Weh’s header in the 26th minute helped his Nimba County side to advance to the semifinal stage of the 2017/2018 National County Sports Meet football version.
Report by A. Macaulay Sombai, [email protected]
Striker Weh did so on Saturday, April 14. He produced a splendid header to notch home his side’s only goal against Grand Cape Mount County from a tactical pass received from teammate and Captain, Melvin Willen, in the quarterfinal stage of the County Meet competition. This stage is being played at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia, after it had begun in all the regions around the country.
Nimba could have scored more goals especially during the first half of the game but out of nine goal scoring attempts, only one they managed into a better use.
Julius Nyanamah almost increased Nimba’s score to two in the 30th minute but his shot hit the cross bar and was quickly handled by goalkeeper Trokon Tenner of Cape Mount.
The Nimbaians maintained the pressure on the defense of Grand Cape Mount. Around the 36th minute, striker Peter Bleedo took a powerful shot that hit the goal post and had to be quickly kicked away from the danger area.
Cape Mount team captain Prince Nagho along with his mates, Earnet Nathan, Obediah Karkula, Randy Macauley and striker Thomas Kojo, was the players who helped to reduce the pressure on their side in both halves of the game with experienced ball control.
However, their failure to penetrate the wall of the defense of the boys from Nimba County, led to their defeat.
Interestingly, Nimba striker Emmanuel Kiahon, who hails from Grand Cape Mount, was chosen as the Player of the Match because of his superb ball possession and accurate passes in both halves of the game.
Nimba County’s goalscorer Weh described his side’s victory against Cape Mount as a step forward. He urged his fellow players to learn from the number of scoring chances they misused in the game if they are to keep winning until they are crowned champions of the County Meet.
Said Weh: “I am calling on my fellow players for us to better prepare ourselves for our next game, so that we will always take the lead against our opponents until we are crowned champions for the competition.”
Cape Mount Captain Nagho and head coach Emmanuel Kaykay refused to talk to our reporter after their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nimba County.