Domestic football returned to action across the world after the international football break and some Liberians plying their trades away had joyous weekend, while others had theirs in pains and sorrows.
Fresh from helping Liberia’s Lone Star of Liberia to a 1-0 victory over Tunisia, defender Solomon Grimes was again instrumental as he helped his Cyproit division one club Nea Salamis to 3-1 victory away from home. The victory was Nea Salamis first since the new season. Having lost their previous two matches, Nea Salamis now moved up to 8th place with just three points.
With the first round of the 2015 Malaysia Cup played on Saturday, it was an exciting opener for Liberian international striker, Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh, defender Patrick NyemahGedhardt and midfielder ZahKrangar who had all reason to smile after the end of the 90 minutes.
Midfielder ZahKrangar conducted things in the center of the pitch as Felda United was able to pick up a 3-0 victory at Temerloh Mini Stadium. Zah who is known for his killer passes, assisted two of Felda goals. Zambian born Australia international NdumbaMakeche’s two goals were enough to add onto Malaysian forward Indra goal to wrap things up for Felda. The victory takes Felda to second in Group C level on points and goals with Kelantan who also won 3-0.
Patrick NyemahGedhardt was on the winning side as Sarawak got an emphatic 1-0 win over ATM. Malaysia international striker Joseph Kalang lone goal was enough to take Sarawak’s second place in Group ‘B’ with three points.
Elsewhere, towering Liberian striker Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh failed to register his name on the score sheet but his two assists saw the Red Ants “PKNS FC” taking all three points away at Pulau Pinang. The victory means PKNS FC now sits on top of Group ‘D’ with three points and leveled with second place Pahang.
South Africa based Liberia international versatile player, Anthony SnotiLaffor, who was ruled out with ankle injury had to watch his beloved MamelodiSundowns suffer a painful 2-1 defeat away at Golden Arrow. Sundowns’ poor start to the new league season has dropped them to ninth place with just four points.
Life in Albania started sour for another Liberia international Abel Gebor, who was on the losing side after his club Tërbuni bowed to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of visitors Skenderb. The defeat pulled Tërbuni down to sixth place with just three points.
Liberian duo Teah Dennis and Marcus Macauley of Al Ahli had a bitter weekend in Jordan after going down 1-0 to Al Faisa at home in their opening match of the new season. Al Ahli with no points sank straightly to tenth on the table.
William Jebor, who was also on hand for Liberia’s Lone Star triumphed over Tunisia last weekend but, failed to make Ponferradina 18 man squad as he watched his side suffer their second defeat of the season after losing 1-0 against league leaders Alcoron. The defeat brought Ponferradina to 8th place with six points.
Elsewhere in Turkey, powerful winger Tonia Tisdell remains on the sideline due to calf injury. The young Liberian winger had nothing to do for his club Osmanlispor as they got their first defeat of the new league season, losing 2-1 at home to Konyaspor. The loss means Osmanlispor dropped to 10th place with five points. T. Kla Wesley Jr. Writes