Barrack Young Controllers have emerged as the stand-out side in the special 2018 Liberia Football Association league season, capturing the two prestigious titles of the LFA First Division League.
On Wednesday, October 17, they were crowned league champions, winning a trophy and L$750,000 as cash prize after beating LPRC Oilers 4-2 in penalty kicks after regular time and extra time ended 2-2 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
They also grabbed the knockout title (FA Cup), winning additional L$600,000 yesterday after a massive 4-0 triumph over former title holders LISCR FC.
A brace from striker Trokon Myers and two goals from David Tweh and Mustapha Lomell were the deciding factor for the ‘Go Blue Boys’ to grab their second title of the season.
Tweh scored the first goal with a beautiful right foot volley in the 28th minute to put BYC ahead, before Trokon Myers scored the second in the 34th minute.
Six minutes after the second goal, LISCR were reduced to 10 men after Sam Kollie received a straight red card for a foul against John Jaysay.
The champions showed no sign of slowing down as they scored additional two goals in the second half.
LISCR kept pushing to get a consolation, but met up with BYC brick of wall as they needed something special to get a goal.
The third came in 50 minutes after Lomell wave his way through to connect a through ball from Kertu Jebor and beautifully place it through the legs of goalkeeper Tommy Songo, ending up at the back of the net.
Myers completed his brace-his 13th goal in both championship and FA Cup- in the 74th to ultimately complete the scores at 4-0 in BYC favor.
In getting to the finals of both championship and FA Cup, BYC emerged as winners of Group A after collecting 17 points out of eight games. They overcame NPA Anchors 4-2 in the semifinals of the, while LISCR smoothly sailed through with a 2-0 win over Monrovia Club Breweries.
BYC will represent Liberia at next year’s CAF Chanpions League, while LISCR FC will represent the country in the CAF Confederation Cup.