Jr. Lone Star Bows 2-0 to Guinea

first_imgLiberia’s hope to qualify the preliminary stage of the African Youth Championship scheduled to take place in Zambia in 2017 was desperately dampened yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium when Guinea defeated Liberia 2-0.The more prepared boys of Guinea humiliated the younger red, white and blue shirted boys with two spectacular goals from Amollah Sella in both halves of the match which were sufficient to bury the junior national team and Liberians’ expectations.From the onset of the game, lapses, including those from Omaru Fofana of Junior Lone Star gave the visiting team a remarkable advantage through which they properly collected all the three points. Fofana was substituted before the end of the first half but it brought no relief as the junior national team suffered more woes.A penalty was awarded Liberia in the 79th minute but to the annoyance of thousands of fans Melvin Blapoh of LISCR FC, in the national league, kicked the ball directly into the hands of the Guinean goalkeeper. That miss, coupled with other flaws saw the young team now at a very critical crossroad.This means that the Under 20 national team must overturn the 2-0 loss with three goals to ensure their continuation in tournament, which comes on two weeks in Conakry.The coach of the U-20 team, Christopher Wreh said the team’s loss, among other challenges, included lack of funds to have begun training ahead of the competition.Wleh who also played for Arsenal in England said the team did well, despite the 2-0 and noted that the team is returning to camp to better prepared for the return leg in Guinea.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh, has today welcomed the commitment made by Donegal County Council today to carry out urgent Remedial works at Creeslough National School which are needed to keep the school open.The Councillor made the comments after it was confirmed that the local authority is planning to repair a sewerage pipe which was damaged following a village renewal scheme during road works which had previously been carried out by a private contractor.It’s believed that during these works, damage was caused to the pipe under the main road which runs adjacent to the school; this damage consequently resulted in sewerage backing up into the toilets in the National School. Welcoming the news that Donegal County Council has since committed to repairing this damage, Cllr Ó Fearraigh said that the remediation work is necessary to ensure that the school remains open.“This repair work was required urgently to ensure that a safe environment is maintained for the children who attend Creeslough National School, and also for the school’s hard working and committed teaching staff,” he said.“I have been in contact with Donegal County Council and they have informed me that they are now carrying out this work to ensure that the current sewerage problems here will be resolved within the coming days.“I am both glad and relieved that Council authorities have agreed to rectify this unfortunate situation and I will continue to liaise with school management and officials from the Council in order to ensure that all possible assistance and support is afforded to Creeslough National School.”  CREESLOUGH SCHOOL SAVED FROM CLOSING OVER SEWAGE PIPE DAMAGE was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more