Liberian Players Abroad

Latvia and Malta clubs sign Liberian players

In all four Liberian players over the weekend signed contracts with two different clubs outside of Liberia. The captain of Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) Football Club Van-Dave Harmon and the former Nimba United attacker Sunyboy Dolo have signed for Latvian premier league Club FC Metta for a two -year deal.Latvian premier League Club FS Metta has signed Barrack Young Controller captain Van-Dave Harmon and Fassell FC winger Sunnyboy Dolo after two weeks of trial.Striker Harmon, who won the Liberian golden boot in 2017 league, signed a two year contract with the Eastern European side with an option to extend for another year based on his performance.

The former Blue Boys net buster scored a hat track in his first match to convince the technical staff of the club headed by Latvian coach Andris Riherts. Van Dvae added six more goals in four preseason matches.The powerful striker was presented the club’s number 7 jersey during his signing and unveiling ceremony.

The young Liberian forward is making his second spell out of the country after a loan deal with Dambars FC of Senegal in 2016 before returning to Liberia to capture the golden boot in the first division league of Liberia Football Association.“We are delighted that the living Legend of our Club Van-Dave has joined FS Metta, is our hope that he defends BYC out of Liberia as he has always done,” said new BYC president, Nathaniel Sherman.“This is one of the biggest clubs in Latvia and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team,” added Van-Dave.“To work with manager Andris Riherts , a former football star who has won so many trophies  as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.”

“I am here to help take FS Metta  to another level, the atmosphere here is great  and I  love it and feel at home so I will give my hundred percent for the club,”  Harmon said.

The former BYC captain recalled that he now has the opportunity to develop since joining the club in 2014 from ELWA United.Andris said: “Van-Dave will complement our other strikers’ qualities, which we need; his scoring ability and hard work will give us more options to our game.”

Van- Dave scored over 30 goals for BYC in three seasons after joining from ELWA United in 2014.He has also represented Liberia at the Youth level and senior team score four goals for the Liberia.

Also, Van Dave colleague’s Sunnyboy Dolo former club, Nimba United posted on their official page: “Former Nimba United attacker Sunnyboy Dolo, the man whose business the mountaineer was established has signed for Latvian club FC Metta.”

FK Metta is a professional Latvian football club in Riga. As of 2012 they play in the Latvian Higher League. Metta play their home games at the Rīgas Hanzas Vidusskolas Stadium in Riga.The club was officially founded on May 2, 2006, though the club had been active in youth tournaments since 2000.In 2007 FS Metta and University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitāte) merged as a senior professional team and participated in the Latvian Championship 1st division (Traffic 1. līga). They finished the season in the 4th position.

Monrovia Club Breweries duo Nicolas Andrews and Prince Balde have joined Kosovo top tier club, KF Feronikeli.The BYC striker Van- Dave Harmon made his name while on loan in Senegal and won his first major trophy out of the country with his Senegalese side Diambars FC after winning so many trophies with BYC.

Van-Dave who joined the Senegalese outfit at the start of the season on loan from BYC did not play a part during the final due to an injury sustained on practice ground. As for Sundayboy Dolo, he moved to FC Fassell before going to FC Mitta.

Prince Balde plays for the Monrovia Club Breweries with his excellent and impressive performances contributing to the youth victory of the FA cup with the team.

After signing for the club KF Feronikeli, Prince said: “I decided to play for KF Feronikeli because it’s a great opportunity for me to compete at high levels. I’m ready to learn and improve trying to get the best out of the team and I’m really happy with this choice.”


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