Liberia: BYC or LPRC: Who Will Be the 2018 LFA First Division Champions?


MONROVIA – The 2018 First Division Championship of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) will be decided today, October 17, 2018 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium when Barrack Young Controllers face LPRC Oilers in the Grand Final of the LFA First Division League.

Report by Christopher C. Walker, [email protected]

Wednesday’s final has been described by fans as the “Battle for Supremacy.” Both teams are determined to lift the trophy after a very successful campaign.

LPRC Oilers top her group with 17 points while BYC top its group with same points, 17, and a win for either sides means they are champions of Liberia.

Since Cooper Sannah took over as head coach of the “Oil Boys,” they have been a tough team to play beating Nimba United at home and ending LISCR FC’s unbeaten run.

The “Go Blue Boys” has recorded five wins out of eight games with a defeat and two draws; same as Oilers.

Meanwhile, BYC has a massive scoring year scoring 21 goals and conceded 5 while their opponent has scored 12 goals and five goals against.

The Go Blue Boys and Oilers match promises to be entertaining with several former BYC players going against the club that brought them to prominence.

Sannah will depend on Randy Dukuly, Alvin MarCornel, Junior Barshall, Varney Dukuly, Morris Tarr, and Francis Jallabah; all former employees of BYC.

Sannah won the 2016/2017 league with BYC but failed to hold on his position the following season with four home defeats and his failure to qualify the team over Ferravior De Berria of Mozambique in CAF Champions league.

Robert Lartey, who took over from Sannah is certain of winning the league on his full return to the club.

Lartey, who is not a stranger to championship, is hoping to repay BYC with the championship like he has done in past years.

With in-form Trokon Myers, the aging back four of Oilers will have to work overtime to contain the fairing striker for 90 minutes.

Myers has scored nine goals in the league and has a total of eleven goals in all competition and is in the best form of his life.

Lartey will be hoping that Ketu Jerbo, James Walatee, David Tweh, Abdulia Bility Robert Taylor and Fallah Sherriff can put in their best to seal the championship for his side.

The Go Blue Boys are in both finals of the league and head Coach Robert Larty said wining the double like he did with the Blues is his target.

He has a full fit team and feels victory is a must for him and his boys. With a very young team and players who have not experienced what it means to win the league, one may believe that the Blue could be the frontrunners going into the match.

Both coaches are great and have proven their ability where ever they worked.

From all of the statistics, the champion will be decided by the technical knowledge of the coaches and their defenses.