The Protests Committee of the National County Sports Meet has ruled in favor of Montserrado County following a hearing into a protest filed by Maryland County.
Maryland County filed a protest following their 3-1 defeat against Montserrado County in the opening match of the tournament.
The Marylanders complained that striker Montserrado’s striker Alloy Brown is a foreign national, which is in violation of Article 14.6 of the County Meet rules.
They also complained three First Division players were fielded by Montserrado during the match, but the committee in its ruling said striker Brown is a Liberian citizen and one of the three players listed by Maryland is not a first division player.
Count ONE: The committee established player Browne played in Nigeria, and Ivory coast as a Nigerian national.
– Also established player Browne played in the NCSM in 2008 for Margibi
– Brown was born in Liberia, Margibi County.
– Played for LISCR as a Liberian
– Is a Player of Nimba Kwardo as a Liberian
The committee couldn’t rely on the information in the FIFA connect system.
Ruling: Alloy Browne is a Liberian.
Count two: Player Mark Arthur is not a first Division player.
Ruling: Two first Division players were fielded consistent with the NCSM rules on the use of players.