The quarterfinals of the 2021 and 2022 edition of the National County Sports Meet of Liberia is set to take place this Saturday, 8th and Sunday, 9th of January at the Samuel Kayon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.
The tournament kicked off back in December 2021 with the preliminary rounds (group matches) at four different host venues across the country in Kakata, Margibi; Sanniquellie, Nimba County; Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County; and Tubmanburg, Bomi County.
The official kick-off ceremony was held in Kakata, Margibi County on 11 December with the opening match between Group-A host Margibi and rivals Grand Bassa County at the Nancy B. Doe Stadium.
In the opening match, Margibi were held to a draw in the kickball category and suffered a heartbreaking 2-0 defeat to the Gbehzohn boys of Grand Bassa in the football segment courtesy of goals from Moses Meah.
The journey to number-one of the 2021-2022 County Meet resumes this weekend after a two-week break-in with all now set for the elimination round of Liberia’s traditional and most-followed sporting jamboree since 1956 to get underway.
Quarterfinals actions will begin on Saturday, 8 January 2022 with defending kickball champions Grand Bassa County set to take on the girls of Grand Gedeh at 11 Am as Maryland County host Margibi County third-placed winners from the last edition in the second kickball game of the day at 1pm.
In the football category, the Gbehzohn boys of Grand Bassa will face Grand Gedeh with kickoff set for 1500hr GMT, whilst Maryland County winners of the inaugural edition battle 2012 champions Margibi County in a crunch encounter at 1700hr GMT on the same Saturday.
Then on Sunday, the 9th of January in kickball, Nimba County the runner-ups from last edition will meet the Wologisi girls of Lofa at 11am as Bomi County take on River Cess County in a lunchtime party at 1pm.
In football, four-times County Meet champions Nimba County will go head-to-head against the Blue Lake boys of Grand Cape Mount County at 1500hr GMT. The final quarterfinals match sees 2004 champions Gbarpolu look for inspiration in a fierce against River Cess County at 1700hr GMT.
The semifinals matches will follow on Wednesday, 12 January and the tournament will officially climax on Sunday, 16 January with the third-place and grand final matches taking place at the same venue (SKD Stadium).