Bea Mountain Begins 2019 LFA 2nd Division League with Victory; Dumps Invincible Eleven 4:2
Monrovia – Liberia Football Association (LFA) 2018 2nd Division defending champions, FC Bea Mountain, also known as ‘The Gold Boys’, Tuesday, February 26, kicked off the LFA 2019 2nd Division League with a 4-2 triumphed over Invincible Eleven (IE) at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS).
Report by A. Macaulay [email protected]
Daniel Paye scored two of FC Bea Mountain’s four goals, while Lasana Sesay and Michael Smith added the second and third goals all in the first half.
Coach Kaetu Smith’s boys had a better ball control than the ‘Yellow Boys’ in both halves of the game but misused scoring chances in the second half.
The Gold Boys, headed by Captain Karleo Karfiah, proved to their opponents in the second division race that indeed they are ready for the title race.
Coach Smith was assisted by one of the most successful coaches in Liberian football Abraham Saysay while his former Deputy, Emmanuel Kaykay, was not present.
On the other hand, Rufus Sackie and Robert Jackson scored IE’s two consolation goals.
IE players performed poorly against their opponents in both halves of the game and their performances showed that they need to go back to their drawing board.
IE defense rarely helped to deny FC Bea Mountain forward line from scoring more goals especially in the second half.
Coach Smith described his players’ performances against IE as very encouraging and thanked them for the convincing victory in their league opening game. As he urged his players to take each of their league games important, he called on his players to understand that they are the 2nd Division defending champions and are one of the main targets in the 2019 national league.
“I think my players are ready for the challenges to come against them in this new national league because we are the defending champions of the LFA second division race and none of our opponents will take us for granted. I am calling on my players not to take any of our opponents for granted too because this league is going to be tough for every one of us.” IE Coach M. Mustapha Kennedy told journalists that his side defeat was caused by his players lack of proper ball control and finishing touches which he described as two of the most important aspects of the game but vowed to work in those areas before their next game.