Bong Teams are DonamiSports/YMCA Challenge Champions

first_imgMr. Toe presents the winners trophy to the skipper of the U-12Two youth teams in Gbarnga, Bong County have won the DonamiSports/YMCA Cities Challenge Cup competitions.Bong County’s U-12 team defeated New Kru Town U-12 1-0 and their U-14 team defeated Clara Town All Stars U-14 2-1.Both losers were the winners of the previous tournament held in Monrovia. The new winners will travel to Monrovia to meet their counterparts at the ELWA Community in a date to be announced later.The Challenge Cup tournaments are scheduled in the way that the winners also go to the next community to play.The Gbarnga tournament was held at the Catholic Compound and a large crowd of people came to see the youngsters play their game.The organizers, DonamiSports and YMCA, had representatives at the game. The winners from Gbarnga lifted two giant-size trophies and the losers also received consolation trophies.One of the New Kru Town U-12 players during the presentation of the trophies broke down and wept for his team’s loss, while the Gbarnga boys went into jubilation, singing, “That’s how we do it here.”Both winners showed great skill on the field and it was clear that they were prepared to win their matches. And as every game must have a winner, the Gbarnga boys won their games and are now new champions.The two teams in a future date will come to Monrovia to play against two teams in ELWA Community to continue with the process and the winners will continue to another county to continue the challenge.Before presenting the trophies to the two skippers of the winners, DonamiSports’ coordinator Josiah Toe informed the kids of the great passion that DonamiSports’ president Doc Lawson has for the development of their talents with the hope that they could become superstars for Liberia.“Doc Lawson wants you to become great players like he was as a young player in America,” he told the kids as they cheered.“The teams that you beat,” Mr. Toe said, “also beat other teams. Being and playing together show that we can continue to play across the country as we identify talented youths for Liberia.”He urged them to continue to play with their passion and work along with DonamiSports/YMCA to expose their talents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool: Who impressed for the Red Devils in their victory at Old Trafford?

first_img Michael Carrick: 7 – Controlled proceedings alongside Schweinsteiger the middle of midfield with some exquisite passes Manchester United beat arch-rivals Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday to pile the pressure on Brendan Rodgers. Daley Blind opened the scoring before Ander Herrera slammed home a penalty. Christian Benteke’s spectacular overhead kick gave Liverpool hope but teenager Anthony Martial scored a sublime individual goal on his debut to seal the win for the Red Devils. Check out our player ratings above and let us know if you agree by leaving a comment…  14 14 14 14 14 14 Morgan Schneiderlin: 5 – Came on for the last 18 minutes and helped to see out the win 14 Luke Shaw: 7 – The left-back continued his impressive start to the season with another solid display 14 Daley Blind: 8 – Superb finish for United’s opening goal and a faultless display at the back. Is growing into a crucial member of United’s back four 14 14 Chris Smalling: 7 – Another impressive display from the England centre-back. Apart from Benteke’s goal, he stifled the big Belgian forward Juan Mata: 5 – He sparkled against Liverpool last season, but the Spaniard had a quiet evening 14 Bastian Schweinsteiger: 7 – Controlled the game from the heart of United’s midfield and showed his big-game experience 14 Marouane Fellani: 6 – Was isolated up front on his own but often posed a threat with his height and aerial ability David De Gea: 6 – The Spanish goalkeeper was given a rapturous reception from the Old Trafford crowd before kick-off after penning a new four-year contract on Friday. Made one mistake which almost gifted Liverpool a goal but made then made acrobatic saves to deny Danny Ings and Nathaniel Clyne. Ashley Young: 7 – Provided much more energy and guile than Depay. Worked hard for the team going both ways. Matteo Darmian: 8 – Had a very strong game at right-back and kept Danny Ings quiet. Continues to look like a very astute signing Ander Herrera: 7 – Won the penalty and picked himself up to finish emphatically from 12 yards Anthony Martial: 8 – A dream debut for the £36m teenager. Took his goal superbly just 20 minutes after coming on. Have we seen a glimpse of the next Thierry Henry? 14 Memphis Depay: 4 – Despite United’s dominance, the winger struggled to make an impact and was substituted at half-time 14last_img read more