The 2018/19 National Sports Meet will formally kick off in Sanniquellie, Nimba County where the usual opening ceremony will take place for the first time.The Youth and Sports Ministry (MYS), the organizers of the Annual National Sporting event says the venues for the group activities have been selected and the pairing for the various counties are set for the group stage .The 2018/19 National County Sports Meet will kick off will be 0n16th December ,2018 across the country according to an inside source from the Youth and Sports Ministry .
Defending Football Champions Montserrado County will begin the defense of their title against 2004 Champions Gbarpolu County in Group A’s second match on the opening day.Montserrado County who will be aiming for their third title will also face Nimba, and Sinoe County in Group A.
That group seems to be tough pairing as host Nimba, Champions Montserrado and Sinoe Counties are favorites to progress to the last eight. Gbarpolu is the underdogs in that group.Group B matches will come on between Grand Gedeh, Maryland and Grand Bassa Counties at the Albert T. White Sports Stadium in Zwedru. Kickball Defending Champions, Grand Bassa County who were given what appears to be an easy group, will begin their defense of the title against Maryland County on Tuesday, December 19.
Margibi County will host Lofa, Cape Mount and Grand Kru Counties at the Nancy B. Doe Sports Stadium in Kakata in Group C.Bomi will do likewise with Bong, River Gee and Rivercess Counties in Group D.The winners and runner-ups from each group will qualify to the quarterfinal stage of the National County Sports meet which will take place at the SKD.
Three disciplines -football, kickball and athletics will be feature in this year’s event.Meanwhile the entire event amount has not been disclosed yet ,whilst edition will be the new administration under former world best footballer and President George Weah , expectation are very high ,but the Youth and Sports Ministry is yet to release the theme for this year’s event.