Bassa Defeats Nimba

first_imgOver 1,000 fans and sympathizers of Grand Bassa County, in their dominant blue, joyfully chanted that ‘Dumboy is better than GB,’ in appreciation of their team’s narrow win against Nimba County yesterday at the crammed Antoinette Tubman Stadium.This is the third crucial win for Bassa to prove supremacy over Nimba in 16 years – and a similar song was sung at each victory.In 1990, Bassa beat Nimba to lift their inaugural football trophy and 24 years later – in 2014, Bassa again whipped Nimba 2-1 to win her second trophy; and yesterday marked the third triumph.At the crowded stadium, football defending champions, Grand Bassa County whipped Nimba County, 4-2 in a lottery shot, after 33 minutes entertaining football ended goalless.Yesterday’s goalless extra-time game was in conclusion of Tuesday’s 90-minute match which was rescheduled owing to poor visibility determined by referee Sam Kortee, the players and Match Commissioner Yanqueh Borsay.Bassa’s tactic was attacking as a way to defend, as well as swapping their goalie for the lottery shot which paid off. The Gbehzohn Boys had more attempts at goal and controlled the ball 55% more than their opponents.A scramble ball in the 25th minute amongst Nimba trio Mustapha Lomell, Irvin Gbotoe and William Siegbeh in the box ended wide and it was the last saving grace for the Mountainous boys.Earlier, Bassa’s Kweku Mensah’s ball hit the woodwork and Frederick Dennis’ header was saved by goalie Prince Marwolo.In the 29th minute, Bassa’s top goalie Sekou Bayoh was substituted for Daniel Davies.The end of the extra time was greeted by wide chants from both fans and it continued with seesaw shouts.Bassa winger David Paye gave his side hope when he netted the first lottery shot. Disappointingly, Nimba skipper Meapen Dolo and striker Irvin Gbotoe missed their kicks, courtesy to goalie Daniel Davies.Bassa marksman Frederick Dennis scored the winning goal, to bang Nimba County, 4-2.This is the first time for Nimba to drop in the quarter finals in five years.Nimba County won the trophy in 2010 and 2012 and settled as runner-up in 2012.In 2013, Nimba County fell in the semi finals; and in 2014 as runner-up, where Bassa whipped Nimba County 2-1.Meanwhile, in today’s games, Grand Kru will host Montserrado in kickball; and Lofa meets Gbarpolu.The games will start at 2:00pm.According to the semi finals’ kickball fixture, Nimba will meet Grand Bassa, and in football, Bassa is expected to settle score with Bong.It may be recalled that in the opener in Buchanan, Bong whipped Bassa 2-0.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Lampard joint favourite to be sacked first and he could have Luiz to blame

first_img Getty I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”Lampard is joined in the Stamford Bridge dugout by another former Chelsea midfielder, Jody Morris, who was his assistant at Derby. Fitness coach Chris Jones also links up with the Blues, Derby confirmed in a statement. REVEALED 1 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 19.20%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Joey Barton Says Chelsea are making the right decision with Frank Lampard Spokesman Paddy Power said: “We reckon Frank’s gonna get Lamped at Chelsea. After all, it’s been more than a month since Roman Abramovich forced out his last manger.“Amid the euphoria of his appointment, there are a few rather conspicuous elephants in the room – the transfer ban, the sale of Eden Hazard, and David Luiz still being relied upon in defence.” Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January JIBE 6/1         Frank Lampard6/1         Ole Gunnar Solskjaer7/1         Graham Potter10/1       Chris Wilder12/1       Manuel Pellegrini14/1       Marco Silva Frank Lampard has returned to manage Chelsea where he scored 211 goals as a player Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa LATEST TROPHY The ink on Frank Lampard’s new Chelsea contract has barely had time to dry, but he’s already one of the favourites to be sacked – welcome to the life of a Premier League manager!While Lampard may have only been in the role for a matter of minutes, Paddy Power believe he will be ‘Lamped’ fairly quickly and heading for the Stamford Bridge exit sharpish. latest The Chelsea legend takes his place in the Stamford Bridge dugout as Maurizio Sarri’s successor following the Italian’s decision to leave and take over as Juventus’ head coach.Lampard spent 13 years as a player, and his dream job has probably come sooner than expected, having spent just one season in charge of Derby. However, Lampard is not the only ex-player to be considered for the axe, with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer alongside him.Both managers are priced at 6/1 and the two men will meet in the opening weekend of the Premier League season when Chelsea travel to Old Trafford on August 11. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update deals punished Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Over to you, boss! #WelcomeHomeFrank pic.twitter.com/vPGpCUSsMX— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 4, 2019While it may have been one of football’s worst kept secrets, Lampard to Chelsea was officially announced on Thursday morning and the new manager said he can’t wait to get started.He said: “I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach.“Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead. PADDY POWER SACK RACE 2019/20 boost Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder last_img read more

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