Liberia: Invincible Eleven Set to Return into Liberian Top-flight

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Invincible Eleven Football Club (IE) are reportedly set to bounce back into the top domestic Liberian football league after being away for years.

According to multiple sources the Sunshine Yellow boys have reportedly been into negotiations and have finally reached an agreement with newly promoted First Division side Barrack Young Controllers Football Club, BYC-ll for short over a possible purchase of slot.

Invincible Eleven, one of the founding members of Liberian football, and traditional clubs in the country alongside Mighty Barrolle who slipped from the top league during the 2016/17 league season are closed to a possible return after being in the Championship Division for since 2018.

Following number of reports over the weekend, Mr. Nathaniel Sandi Sherman, President of BYC Football on early Monday, 13 September wrote on a Facebook account attributed to him announcing that BYC-ll were not prepared to enter the top flight next season due to financial setbacks.

“Given the unfavorable environment for investment and a huge level of influence from outside forces, BYC-II will NOT participate in the 2021/22 National First Division League for this season.” Sandi said in his post.

This statement now means that a return to the Liberian First Division league for I.E is right in hand.

BYC-ll secured promotion to the Orange National First Division league after finishing second to league’s champions Heaven Eleven of Yekepa, Nimba County.

If it all goes well as per reports, the Sunshine Yellow boys will be joining their traditional and historic rivals Mighty Barrolle in the upcoming 2021/22 league season.

Barrolle made a return to the top league back in 2019 after buying a space as well.

Invincible Eleven founded in 1943 won 13 top domestic league titles between 1963 and 2007. They also claimed 5 FA Cups, with the first in 1987 and they last won it in 2011.

George Weah, 1995 FIFA Men’s Player of the year who is noted as Liberia’s most famous footballer scored 23 goals in 24 games during a spell at I.E during the early days of his career in the 1986/87 Liberia football season.

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