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LFA Bong County Chapter Stages District League

Two years after the postponement of the County League in Liberia, the Liberia Football Association (LFA) Bong County chapter has organized a two-week district league, which kicked off on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Speaking recently in Gbarnga City, Bong County, LFA Bong County chapter president, Joseph Fredrick, disclosed that the league is intended to select players to be recruited for the county team ahead of the next county meet.
According to Mr. Fredrick, other counties, including Montserrado, have held their district leagues with sponsorship from the Liberia Football Association to recruit players at the level of the county.
Commenting on the criteria for each district team, the LFA Bong County chapter boss said each district is required to register 25 players under the LFA with the listing of players signed by the District Commissioner to indicate that all players are from their respective districts.
He pointed out that the entire league is divided into four groups, ranging from Group "A" to Group "D".
He explained that districts that fall in Group "A" are Jorkolleh Districts Two and Three, Yellekolleh and Suakoko Districts with Suakoko District serving as host.
Group "B", Mr. Fredrick said, includes Salala, Foama and Sanoyea, while group "C" includes Panta, Zota and Kpai Districts.
According to him, Group "D" includes Kokoya, Tokpablee and Boycent, with Tokpablee serving as host.
Meanwhile, the LFA Bong chapter president has outlined several constraints confronting them, making some of the districts, including Jorkolleh District Two and Boycent, not meeting the criteria, like producing players' cards and meeting the registration deadline.
"In each group, two teams will be qualified from the preliminary stage of which a total of eight teams are to reach the next stage," he mentioned.
Mr. Fredrick indicated that the quarter, semi and grand finals will be played at the Bong County Football Examination Hall,  the David Kuyon Sports Pitch in Gbarnga.
He added that as the league kicks off on Friday, the quarter final will be played on October 16, while the grand final will be played on October 23, 2021.
At the same time, the LFA Bong County chapter president has assured residents of the county that the LFA will exercise oversight responsibility to make the league void of confusion by ensuring that all participating teams adhere to strict rules ranging from international to local.
Mr. Fredrick explained that other formalities, including certification of the best player, best goalkeeper and highest goal scorer, will be considered at the close of the league.
Bong County in 2008 lifted the county meet trophy after defeating River Cess County in the grand final.
However, following this victory, the county has since been under-performing, something which some residents of the county have blamed on the lack of financial support to the county team.


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