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Invincible Eleven (IE) struggle continue-Interim administration hopeful

Liberia’s darling club Invincible Eleven (IE) continue to struggle to find its feet in the national league despite administrative changes ,which many felt will catapult them to a performance in this phase of the league ,but it seems the interim management team see a positive days ahead.

I.E recorded some of the most outrageous scoreline in league and still hoping to finding the net is elusive to the team. Their latest defeat was recorded at the hands of Kiterace FC when they conceded a 2-0 at the hands of  Keitrace FC –bring their defeat record at  12th defeat, over the weekend.

After kicking the league season with  a defeat of 2-1 to ‘Church Boys’ of Jubilee.The team managed to secure their first point against LPRC Oilers in a one-all draw after conceding nine consecutive defeats.That match was newly appointed Coach Samuel Sumo’s second after signing a six month contract with the IE Majestic Sports Association.

Coach Sumo lost 6-0 in his first match against reigning champions Barrack Young Controllers.The team finally secured their first win in their last match in phase-one with a comfortable 4-0 victory against ELWA United.During the first half break of the league, the IE Majestic Sports Association set up an interim leadership to steer the affairs of the association.

Sekou Keita, who played for the soccer team in the 2004-2005 seasons, was appointed interim president, until elections slated for December. Keita was joined by Joe Acqui as acting vice president for International Affairs, and Musa Turay now serves as interim assistant secretary general.Since the appointments the team has lost two out of three matches, but president Keita says there is still hope for the ‘Sunshine Yellow Boys’.

President Keita outlined three strategic plans which include avoiding relegation in the first division league, restructuring and rebranding the team, and strengthening the Diaspora wing.The young president along with his team has already begun attracting many supporters in the Diaspora on social media with many pledging their support.To achieve his short term strategic plans, president Keita has released eight players from the team, while nine new players, four of which are from Guinea, were brought on board.

With seven games left, the Sunshine Yellow Boys have some difficult tasks ahead with their remaining fixtures against top counterparts, including Monrovia Club Breweries, Watanga FC, traditional rivals Mighty Barrolle, Nimba United, league leaders FC Fassell, undefeated LISCR FC and Jubilee FC.

Looking at these remaining fixtures, others will conclude that the Sunshine Yellow Boys will be relegated due to the results from the first leg, but with the level of support now being organized for the team there is hope that all is not lost.

source|Daily Observer

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