Petrol Trade Cup: Watanga, Club Breweries Advanced To Grand Final After Knocking Kwado, LISCR Out


Watanga FC and Monrovia Club Breweries have both booked their slots in the grand finale of the 2021 Petrol Trade Cup after booting out Nimba Kwado and LISCR FC in a respective 2 legs semifinals feat.

Watanga advanced to the LFA knockout cup final on a 3-1 aggregate after recording a back-to-back win over the Sanniquellie giants, Kwado.

Kollie Korvy’s men lost the first leg 2-1 against Watanga at home in Sanniquellie last month.

Chauncey Freeman put Watanga in the lead 17 minutes into time before a heavy downpour of rain disrupted the match with 39 minutes in the first half.

The match was then sent to the next day for the last 51 minutes to be concluded owing to the flood on the pitch.

Watanga returned the next day still in a firing form as they doubled their lead through Rokino Weah in the 76th minute making it 2-0 before Kwado netted a consolation ending the match at 2-1 in favor of the visitors.

Nimba Kwado were again defeated 1-0 by Watanga in the second leg yesterday at the SKD Practice Pitch, in Paynesville.

Watanga’s talisman Augustin Out scored the only goal of the fierce clash through a spot kick in the first half. The goal was his 4th in the Petrol Trade Cup and his 19th goal for the club in all competitions this season.

On the other hand, LISCR FC were drum out by Monrovia Club Breweries 5-4 on aggregate following a dramatic 2-2 draw at the TUSA Field on Wednesday in the second leg.

Club Breweries scourged the Power Malts 3-2 in the first leg before grabbing a remarkable draw in the second leg.

The Beer boys started their second leg encounter on a fine note with a goal just two minutes into play, but LISCR leveled up the score in the 4th minute to end the first period on a 1-1 equalizer.

Tapha Manneh and his men thought they won the match when Albert Kallon 61st minute goal put back in front, but Club Breweries equaled the margin at 2-2 eight minutes before Jerry Yekeh trumpeted his final whistle to draw the blockbusting showpiece to a close bringing to an end, LISCR’s dream of reaching the promised land of the Petrol Trade Cup.

Monrovia Club Breweries and Watanga will now battle in the Petrol Trade Cup final on 23 June, with the winner expected to represent Liberia in the CAF confederation cup.