Drama on LFA 1st Division League Table

first_imgPlayers from the LFA 1st division leagueFC Fassel and Monrovia Club Breweries lose points for fielding illegal players; Watanga, Jubilee, Barrolle and LISCR benefitDays after it was reported that FC Fassel was just few steps away from clinching their first ever championship, there has been a dramatic shift in the league table after points were deducted from FC Fassel and Monrovia Club Breweries.According to an official communication, 12 points were deducted from FC Fassel after two separate protests were filed by LISCR FC against the Soccer Missionaries and one against Monrovia Club Breweries for fielding illegal players.A complaint was filed by LISCR FC against FC Fassel for fielding player Jeremy G. Saygbe in FC Fassel’s matches against Mighty Barrolle and Jubilee FC on May 31 and June 19 respectively; matches that the player should have missed thus rendering him as an illegal player.According to the finding from the committee, player Saygbe was shown a red card in their match against Watanga FC on April 14, 2017 and missed two games instead of three.“The committee recommends that the result of the match (Barrolle vs. FC Fassel) be reversed as follow: Barrolle 2-0 Fassel; and the result of the match (Jubilee vs. FC Fassel) also be reversed as follow: Jubilee 2-0 Fassel,” the committee’s ruling states.In the second protest, FC Fassel was found guilty after it was established by the committee that midfielder John Jaysay was fielded against Watanga FC both at home and away on March 22 and April 14 respectively.The committee therefore recommended that the results of the two matches also be reversed 2-0 against Fassel for both home and away.Midfielder Jaysay, according to the finding, was shown yellow cards in three matches against MC Breweries, LPRC Oilers, and Nimba United, therefore resulting in a one match ban in keeping with Chapter 20, Article 27, Section 1.0 of the LFA statute.Third place Monrovia Club Breweries was also found guilty of similar offense for featuring player Benjamin Blapoh against LISCR FC on June 26, 2017, having received three yellow cards against Mighty Barrolle, Keitrace and ELWA United.“The committee recommends that Monrovia Club Breweries forfeits the match to LISCR with three points, two goals.”The match between LISCR and Breweries ended 1-1; therefore additional two points have been added to Coach Tapha Manneh’s side, summing it to 40 points out of 20 matches.Due to the ruling of the protest, there have been a change of positions on the league table with LISCR FC on top and needing just two points from their last two matches.Barrack Young Controllers is now seated second on goal difference — leveled on points with MC Breweries — 35 points apiece, while Watanga FC have moved four places from their previous 8th place position.FC Fassel is now 5th on the table-leveled on points with Nimba United-with 31 points, but top on goal difference, while Jubilee moved to 6th place, three points above Keitrace. Mighty Barrolle is now five points above the relegation zone.However, FC Fassel still has a chance to file in an appeal to the grievance and ethics committee.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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Roster spots on the line as Huskies continue prep for season

first_imgWith the Fort St. John Huskies on the verge of beginning their exhibition schedule, the team still has a large amount of bodies taking part in pre-season practices. The team has two extra forward lines in camp and evaluations are still being done to see who will be a part of the team’s opening roster come October.Assistant coach Todd Alexander said after Tuesday night’s practice that the coaching staff is paying attention to players who are able to grasp the concepts the team is trying to run with for the upcoming year.“We still had six lines out on the ice tonight. We were watching and paying attention as a coaching staff to see who can actually figure things out and see who had natural tendencies to go to the right position.”- Advertisement -Competition has been stiff throughout camp with some returning players on the bubble, prompting Alexander to put the team on notice that the coaching staff has no problem parting with players this season.“There’s still lots of competition here. We’ve got lots of guys. At one point I said to the boys out front there that we have lots of players so if you don’t want to be out here and you don’t want to play, no problem. We’re not worried about that this year. We have a lot of interest. There’s some guys that were here last year that are fighting for their jobs right now.”The Huskies have one more practice this week, Thursday night at the Pomeroy Sport Centre where the team will be focusing more on the implementation of their systems of the coming year.Advertisementlast_img read more

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