Nimba Utd, BYC II Crowned Champions

first_imgNimba United was crowned “Football Champions” on Sunday when she defeated LISCR FC on penalties to win the 2014/2015 Championship after 120 minutes of action produced no goals.Nimba United, formerly Adorence FC – won the top league title for the first time in five years as they edged LISCR FC 3-2 on lottery shot following a goalless draw after extra time in the finals at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.When the match tied 1-1, Nimba United’s goalkeeper Emmanuel Deanneh blocked a penalty attempt which psychologically scared LISCR players as they kicked two kicks away – causing their defeat.It took a total of nine kicks to settle the outcome on Sunday after Nimba United had missed their first two attempts.Victory for Nimba United also handed Coach Kollie Corvy, alias Coach Mission-the distinction of lifting his first championship title, unlike LISCR Coach Cooper Sarnor, who has never lifted the “Cup” at either at the County Meet or the national football league.LISCR played excellently but failed to display their winning tactics as Nimba United controlled most of the match. The Mountaineers’ skipper Titus Cooper was the star of the game, delivering a fine performance that had fans chanting his name throughout the 90 minutes.Referee Jerry Yekeh disallowed a goal from Nimba United in the 26th minute after claiming that striker Adetu fouled a LISCR defender before shooting the ball into the back of the net. The “Mountaineers” – as Nimba United is known – continued their dominance in the match. However, their lack of capitalization on goal chances saw them head into penalty kicks before becoming victorious.Nimba United’s triumph earned them the amount of L$1.2 million (US$13,636) as the cash price. They will represent Liberia in the 2016 Confederation of African Football Champions League.Fans of the un-favor champions described the “win” against LISCR FC as sweet victory, having struggled narrowly to top Group A with 19 points, putting Watanga FC behind with 18 points.Flattened LISCR FC was the favorite team; having topped Group B with 25 points.Sunday’s 4-3-3 plot was not only workable for Nimba United which caused the team satisfaction at the end of the encounter.Their scheme lineup included goalie Emmanuel Deanneh; defenders Edward Dean, Anthony Buogbor, Joseph Dennis and Kermue Kamara. Others were Wilton Ninneh, Sunnyboy Dolo and Barbue Kollie, Adetu Evanononye, Titus Cooper and Patrick Sengbeh.Earlier, in the first game, Mighty Dragons clinched the 2nd division champions on a 3-2 aggregate against ELWA United, in spite of their 2-1 defeat. In the first leg, Mighty Dragons whipped ELWA United 2-0.On Saturday, Barrolle escaped relegation with a 2-0 win over Joy Conquerors and BYC II was crowned champions of the Knockout (LFA Cup) after pinning Club Breweries, 2-1 in a lottery shot, after a goalless match.This is the second time for BYC II to win the knockout title. In the 2012/2013 league, the Blue Boys whipped Watanga FC 2-1 to clinch the title.In the 2013/2014 league season, BYC II grabbed the 2nd division championship.Already, Aries FC, Jubilee and Club Monrovia Breweries have been sent down (relegated) to the 2nd division; while Nimba FC, Sesay FC and Joy Conquerors have been sent back to the 3rd division.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Billericay owner puts club up for sale after drug-taking claims

first_imgBillericay’s controversial owner Glenn Tamplin has put the non-league side up for sale.The Essex businessman said he been “pushed too far” and had no choice but to step down for the sake of his family. REVEALED silverware whoops His statement continued: “When I initially bought the club, my intentions were always to leave a lasting legacy for the people of Billericay to have a great community club to be proud of, and I hope that when the people of Billericay look back they can see that I have achieved some of the intentions I set out to achieve with the club.“For me the final nail in the coffin was yesterday at the Woking game where I was informed at the ground, after the match, that the police wanted to talk to me regarding a complaint from a fan that that I had been using cocaine. After speaking to the police they were satisfied that the complaint was unfounded, although angry and upset I felt that was the end of the matter.“However, 20 minutes after I had left I was pulled over by the police. Bizarrely I was once again questioned regarding the complaint. This lead to my two young children who were with me becoming absolutely terrified and in floods of tears in the back of my car. Again, after assisting the police in every way possible I was again allowed to continue my journey home. That comes after he was questioned by police on Saturday having been accused of snorting drugs in the public toilets during the Conference South clash with Woking.Tamplin was spoken to by officers at Woking’s ground and was then stopped on his way home before being cleared of any wrongdoing.In a video recording posted on Billericay’s Twitter account, he can be heard complaining to a policeman that he had been unfairly treated and the officer responds by saying he is satisfied he had not taken drugs.Tamplin says the ordeal left his children traumatised and has now put the club up for sale, claiming he can’t take any more.“It is with deep regret that I have no choice but to cut my ties with Billericay Town Football Club. The club is now up for sale with immediate effect” read the statement.“I can take the personal abuse but now it has started to affect my health and my family. For me it has now crossed the line.” The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Glenn Tamplin appointed himself as manager – and sacked himself 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won most read in football “This I hope goes some way to clarify the social media backlash I received from people, including Billericay fans, after my national league post-match interview with comments regarding me being ‘off my face’ etc.“My last actions will be to find suitable investors that will be able to run the Billericay Town and also to try my hardest to reinstate Harry Wheeler as manager of this great club. Thank you to all the fans that have stuck by me through thick and thin I will look back at the treble winning season with fond memories of a momentous time in the club’s history.” Glenn has asked for this to be posted,The incident took place after the game yesterday after leaving the game.— Billericay Town FC (@BTFC) September 2, 2018Tamplin promised to lead the club into the Football League within five years after completing his takeover in December 2016.He appointed himself as manager and made a host of high-profile signings, including former Premier League stars Jamie O’Hara, Jermaine Pennant and Paul Konchesky.Ricay won promotion to Conference South – the second-tier of non-league football – last season and Tamplin stepped aside as manager, putting Harry Wheeler in control of the first-team.But he axed Wheeler by text message last month, five minutes before the end of a 2-0 defeat at Chippenham Town.Tamplin returned to the dugout and oversaw a 2-1 defeat to Woking on Saturday. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img revealed smart causal predicted Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Glenn Tamplin has regularly courted controversy since buying Billericay Town 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City latest How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker SORRY last_img read more

Abercrombie Kent has released a fascinating new

first_imgAbercrombie & Kent has released a fascinating new hosted small group journey to the heart of the Caucasus, offering travellers a taste of old-world Eastern European charm.Taking in the former Soviet Republics of Georgia and Armenia, guests discover extraordinary landscapes where high alpine peaks tower over meadows and valleys, where fast-flowing rivers traverse rich agricultural land and where magnificent Orthodox Christian churches are found in the most unexpected places. Both countries boast a rich cultural heritage of music, art, poetry and dance as well as a surprising cuisine influenced by both European and Eastern traditions. Wine and spirits are another unexpected element of travel in the region with Georgia said to be the world’s oldest producer of wine and Armenian brandy one of the country’s major exports. On A&K’s journey, vineyard visits and private tastings are a feature.Other highlights of the 13-day journey include the beautiful terraced homes of old Tbilisi, a wealth of extraordinary churches and monasteries, expert encounters with artisans and restorers, a range of authentic dining experiences as well as a private boat trip on Lake Sevan, the largest in the region.13 day ‘Journey to the Caucasus’Tour dates: 10-22 May 2018; 20 September-2 October 2018Price per person twin share: $8995Single supplement: $299last_img read more