Nimba County Electoral District-1 have become the first District to book a slot at the quarterfinals of the ongoing Inter-Electoral District Peace Tournament of Nimba after a glorious victory over District-8 at the lawn of the open-air Gompa Sports Stadium on Saturday, 18 September 2021.
Nimba Kwado’s winger Julius Nyanamah scored the only goal of contest in the 28th minute to give the host their first win of the tournament.
The goal was his first in 4 games in competition this year.
Nyanamah last scored at the District Peace Tournament in August of 2019 when he featured for Sanniquellie-Mahn District-2 at the quarterfinals against District-1.
Despite the dramatic win, District-1 will be without their starlet Mohammed Pastore Keita at quarterfinals after being sent-off in the 65th minute by Referee Sam Blah.
He was awarded his second card for angrily kicking the ball out of the pitch after the Ref has sounded the whistle for a foul committed by him against District-8 left-wing-back Williamson Wuo.
Keita now becomes the first player to receive a red card in this year’s tournament and the second District-1 player to be shown a red card against District-8 in two years.
Last year, Washington Mohn who presently plays for District-4 was awarded a red card by referee Aaron Konah against District-8 just 3 minutes into time in another crucial group stage match.
District-1 finished Group-A with 6 points and one goal after playing 4 games at the preliminaries.
They recorded 3 draws, one win and have 3 clean sheets with only one goal conceded in the tournament so far.