The Liberia Football Association (LFA) will formally kick-off the national under-15 youth league at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on 3 April.
This will be the first national under-15 youth league to be played in the 15 counties and it is part of the LFA’s grassroots football program.The idea of holding a national youth league came after several youth tournaments like Heroes and Mutamu Cups.
Only players born on 1 January 2005 and after were allowed to participate in the pilot-project in the five counties, which has now paved the way for a national youth domestic league for under-15 and under-17 in the 15 counties.
The fixture will kick-off with Liberia Arsenal will meet Eleven Rangers at 10:00AM; Clay Street Professionals will battle Cece United at 11:05AM and Ezah Soccer will take on Roza Professionals at 12:10PM.
A clubs LFA youth club (not owned by the LFA) will take on Anything Is Everything at 1:15PM.Blue Angels will knock boots with Sheriff FC at 2:20PM and Club Kosuno and St. Paul Bridge will close the day’s action at 3:25PM. A formal opening program will precede the matches at the ATS at 9:00AM.
LFA President Mustapha Raji will declare the nationwide league officially open while Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee is expected to deliver a keynote address.
The national youth league was also preceded by a seven-a-side under-15 tournament in Tubmanburg, Bomi; Harbel, Margibi; Buchanan, Grand Bassa; Voinjama, Lofa and Gbarnga, Bong Counties from 18-23 December 2019.
Twelve teams, featuring two goalkeepers and 12 players, participated in each county on a first comes, first serves basis. Participating teams were allowed to field a mixture of boys and girls.