Monrovia-Liberian first division outfit Bea Mountain FC crashed out of the Orange Cup in the first round for the second time in three years after a remarkable loss at second-division Shaita FC on Sunday after a penalty shootout defeat.
By: Christopher C. Walker 0777898224/0886723075 [email protected]
In an entertaining encounter on Sunday at the George Weah technical center in Careysburg, FC BEA Mountain suffered a 3-1 penalty defeat against a spirited Shaita FC following a 1-1 fulltime draw.
Despite the Mountaineers’ familiarity with recent record of Shaita FC, the home said offensive tactics proved too much for the Gold Boys of Bea Mountain.
The game marked the first round of the 2023/24 Liberian Orange FA Cup. While Shaita FC’s primary objective for the season is not winning the Orange Cup, their focus lies on securing qualification for Division 1.
Both teams had chances to score but missed in both halves and the match had to be decided from the spot leaving Shaita FC to sealed their ticket to the next round of the Cup.
However, their victory over FC BEA Mountain may instill a new motivation to add the Cup title as one of their end-of-season goals.
Club President Tony Deinuka, is well aware of the challenges and dynamics of Division 2.
With increased funding available this season, Shaita FC is pushing harder to maintain their position at the top of Division 2.
Currently, there are 16 teams competing in the Liberian 2nd Division, and each team will play 30 rounds of matches. The top three teams will earn promotion to Division 1.
The club aims to finish at the top of the table as their primary target or secure the second spot.
The victory over FC BEA Mountain from the penalty shootout serves as a significant boost for Shaita FC’s aspirations.
Their strong offensive methodology and determination displayed during the match highlight their potential as serious contenders in both the Liberian Orange FA Cup and the race for Division 1 qualification.
As the season progresses, Shaita FC will continue to work diligently to solidify their position as one of the top teams in Division 2.
With their eyes set on Division 1 qualification, they are focused on maintaining consistency and delivering strong performances in every match.
The team’s recent victory against FC BEA Mountain has set the stage for an exciting and competitive season ahead.
Following Bea Mountain shocking defeat its fan club chairman Victor Logan took to social media to express his disappointed in the team continuous failure to win a trophy over four years.
“With the likes of resources, FC BEA Mountain should have been more than the former Mighty BYC Football Club by now but it’s the other way around,”.
“Teams should be afraid to play us but we are the ones playing with fear even from the likes of second division teams over the years”.
‘For three consecutive football seasons, the second teams have been like FC Bayern Munich to us but we are title contenders”.
“The name Bea Mountain FC has turned into something unexplainable. Every year is our time and end up with nothing but did well trophy”.
“I believe Bea Mountain FC has the financial stability to liberate the Orange First Division League and all other related leagues through top performances in the league and CAF Champions League & Confederation Cup (English Only) at large.
“Truth be told, this should be a wake-up call to the Fans, Management, Players, Technical Staff and most importantly our humble president Mr Ben Pape Davies,” he wrote on his Facebook page