LPRC Oilers are double-winners, history-makers, Liberia’s champions and holders of the 2019 President’s Cup, too, after defeating Monrovia Club Breweries.
Sensational LPRC Oilers won President George Manneh Weah Cup maiden 2019 Edition beating rival Monrovia Club Breweries by lone goal, at the famous Antoinette Tubman Stadium on Friday evening.
A late second-half goal from substitute striker Augustine Otu helped LPRC Oilers lift the President’s Cup and kick start their Season brightly, adding another trophy to their Cabinet after lifting the 2018/2019 Liberia Football Association National first division League last Season.
Cooper Sannoh,men were the dominance side, though Monrovia Club Breweries had the best chance of the game, when forward Mitis Mulbah missed an open pole, after beating an out of balance goalkeeper Prince Wlame, only to see his shot slightly off, the Right- side of the goal pole.
In a scrappy final, which saw both sides missing several scoring chances , the first interval ended blank, between the sides and it took almost the entire second half, before either of the side could find the decisive goal and it was Substitute Augustine Otu stoppage time header that handed Oilers the President George Manneh Weah trophy.
Earlier on, in the female Category, Blanco FC defeated Liberia’s female football giant and winners of the LFA Women football League and Knockout Championships, Earth Angels 5-4 on penalties, after regular time finished in a goalless draw at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
“It was a good measure of revenge for Blanco, who lost the league and knockout titles and last season’s Super Cup to Earth Angels.
President Weah, was in attendance at the open air venue to watch , some classic footballing skills from the local talents, the Liberian Leader was seated alongside Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson, Minister of Presidential Affairs Nathaniel Fallah McGill, Deputy Sports Minister G. Andy Quamie, Liberia finance development and planing Minister Samuel D. Tweah,Liberia Football Association Chief Mustapha Raji,Vice President Wilmot and executive committee members Pepci Yeke and Pawala Janyan were on hand to graced Soccer festival in honored of President George, who than took the kickoff of the final match between Oilers and Breweries.
The chief patron, also perform pre-match formalities alongside the arrays of Government officials and later presented the trophies and symbolic checks, written 525,000 Liberian dollar to Oilers captain Ebenezer Solo.
LPRC Oilers, will Meanwhile take on Liscr FC this Sunday at the (ATS) in the Liberia Football Association Curtains raiser the 2019/2020 LFA Super Cup.
The Liberia Petroleum’s Refinery Club Oilers won the Liberia Football Association -Orange -Sponsor National First -division League, last Season while Liscr clinch the Country domestic League Cup and that Automatically setup the rivalry tie, between the two giants of Liberian football for this Sunday at the (ATS).