The Orange National League is all set to get underway with some banger matches on this Wednesday, 3 November, 2021 with intriguing actions across the country.
The 2021/22 Orange First Division season will run until March 27, 2022 with a total of 264 games over the course of five months.
The processes towards the kick-off of 2021/22 league season started with registration of clubs and players last month, with the league itself being formally launched by LFA’s president Mustpha Raji at the Super Cup final in Buchanan, Grand Bassa back on Sunday.
With all now being set for the new season to get underway, Twelve clubs in the top domestic Liberian football league will begin their chase for the highest glory in clubs football on the soil with six incredible fixtures in Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa and Nimba Counties on the opening day with 3:30 PM set as the kickoff time.
The 2021/22 National League will also see the rebirth of the traditional rivalry between Liberia’s two oldest and most decorated clubs, Mighty Barrolle and the Invincible Eleven (IE).
IE bought the slot of BYC-ll (now dissolved) to make a return into the top flight of Liberian football for the first time since April 2019 after nearly three years in the championship division.
The Rollers were a formidable candidates for the league title last season, however, they finished midway on the log.
LPRC Oilers head into the 2021/22 Orange First Division league season as defending champions after crushing to the crown with a dramatic final match-day win over Nimba Football Club at the Gompa Sports Stadium in Nimba.
The Oil boys will look to defend their First Division crown for a third time in a row when actions of the local football league start on Wednesday.
Title holders Oilers who also collected the prestigious LFA Super Cup crown over the weekend against top league counterparts Monrovia Club Breweries at the Doris Williams Stadium in Buchanan, Grand Bassa will begin their bid for a third successive title when they take on newcomers Sandi FC at the refurbished TUSA field in Gardnersville.
All eyes will be at the Nimba County Stadium in Sanniquellie where the first Nimba derby of the season sees Nimba Kwado hosting Second Division champions and newly promoted First Division side Heaven Eleven.
After some arguments that ensued over the best goalkeeper title at the LFA Awards gala between Mohammed Kanu of Kwado and Heaven Eleven’s goal stopper Teddy Kollie last month, both keepers will have everything to show as they defend their respective goal lines in the crucial contest in Sanniquellie on Wednesday afternoon.
Grand Cape Mount proud FC Bea Mountain will open the new season with a heavy task against Monrovia Club Breweries at the Kinjor sports pitch.
After a bumper summer of signing, the Gold boys have it all on their shoulders to give their fans the first three points, but Club Breweries will be standing firm to take a victory back to the capital.
Meanwhile, the Kanyan Pepper boys of Mighty Barrolle take their league actions back to the Doris Williams Stadium in the Port City of Buchanan as they look to welcome one of the brightest clubs on the local scene, Freeport FC.
It is certainly going to be an uncompromising battle with the Greens eager to steal a win on the opening day. This means the home side have a huge work on hands as they wrestle for the first three points of the new campaign.
The Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia will be an arena of gladiators as LISCR FC open their season against the Sunshine boys, Invincible Eleven (IE) in a banger showdown.
LISCR finished second on the table last term after a dramatic final match-day saw Oilers retaining the title. It is obvious that the Shipping boys are keen on starting from where they last stopped.
Watanga FC will make the SKD Practice Pitch in Paynesville their fortress when they take on Nimba United in a wary clash on the first match-day.
After a struggling season which saw United slimly surviving relegation last campaign, the Mount Barclay based side will obviously look to establish themselves as one of the title contenders this term.