By Edwin G. Wandah
Grand Bassa County has won her first game as the opener of the 2013-2014 County Sports Meet at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
The game that took place on Saturday December 14, 2013 brought together several Government officials, citizens of Grand Bassa County including lawmakers hailing from the county, former Grand Bassa County Superintendent, Julia Duncan Cassel now Minister of Gender and Development and scores of fans who jam-packed the stadium.
In the first encounter of the opener, the girls of Bassa dominated the first three strict rounds in the kickball aspect of the game, leaving the Bomi girls to leaping and just trailing.
But a little strike in the fourth round was too late for the Bomi girls who later were disappointed after Bassa reconsolidated and sealed the entire time to daunting eight points lead to climax the show in the first female encounter, leaving the total score to eight points to four points in favor of Grand Bassa County.
Meanwhile, the jubilation continued after nineteen minutes of soccer show that saw the back of the net of Bomi shaking when George Emmanuel had an easy time to net his first shot on goals resulting to a disappointing one zero to the Gbehzon boys.
After thirty minutes of play, both side calmed down with at least playing area ball, but the Bomi later under the watchful eyes of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who needed to taste some victory saw Senator Gbehzongar Findley boys denying her of that opportunity and containing the Bomi Boys to their disbelief.
Meanwhile, Sekou Bayoh 20, Emmanuel Gileh 18, Nicholas Zoegar 12, Koko Lloyd 15, Ben Beniah 4, Mamudu Dukuly 2, David Paye 7, Darlington Weah 9, Varney Sando 8, the goal scorer Emmanuel George 14 and Captain Kweku Mensah 3, set up a buffer zone to curtail the little force that Bomi had and reserving Daniel Davis, 1, Bangalee Kromah 10, Lucretius Victor 11, Jerry Wleh 6, Otakai Seekle 16 and Einstein Barlingar 5 force back-off.
But the first starting line-up of Victor M. Kemoh 1, Champ Joseph Rio 5, Musa Turry 2, John Sengbeh 15, Frederick Tulay 12, John J. Chea 6, Dembo Nah 4, George Jackson 9, Sekouba Kamara 11, Jimmy Sesay 7, Amara Telleh 8, with the reserved seven men, Solomaine Darius 3, Siebo Toe 17, Muctar Mansary 10, Barnara Williams 14, Cyrus Koon 13, Ansu Kolleh 16 and Augustine Cole could not cancel the score.
The officiating officials were Alex Dickson center referee, Alex Toe first assistant referee, koffa Doe second assistant referee and Sunday Clemence as fourth officiating official.
The two teams were led by Daniel Baryogar head coach, Pascal Karblee assistant head coach, Charles Dumbar Team Manager, Emmanuel Morgan Equipment Specialist, Morris Wee welfare manager and Christian Gibson Masseur for Grand Bassa County.
Bomi County had Henry F. Johnson Head Coach, Seh Johnson Assistant Coach, Armah Diaz Trainer, Foday Foboi Assistant Trainer, Christian Zekie Medic and Charles Kamara Team Manager.