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Competitive football returned to D. Tweh Soccer Pitch for the first in almost a decade last Thursday, 7 March when hosts Global Pharma welcomed Mighty Barrolle in the Boro for an Orange Cup Quarter-final 1st leg showdown. The result was a draw as Pharmacists forced the Rollers to a one all draw in the cup competition with more to play for in the second leg.


On the pitch, we had a game of two halves in which Nush Zohn drew first blood for the visitors in the early stages with a free header before Amadiya Kawah restored parity late in the second half. The tie still remained poised ahead of the second leg in Buchanan. 


Off the pitch, the home supporters were so glad that they had the chance again to watch a football game and cheer their team on a home soil. The D. Tweh Pitch will now be used as a home ground to Global Pharma following their request being granted by the LFA in the week.


Lots of football dignitaries were in attendance including LFA 1st Vice President Prof Sekou Konneh, who in a joyous mood took a glance at an LFA Media microphone noting that ‘’Football has come home to the owners’’.


‘’Great! Great community…footballing community and it’s a great excitement and you can see the joy on the faces of the people of the Boro…so football has come back to its owners.


Vice President Konneh was so impressed with the turnup and took pride in the LFA football development program.
‘’This is significant for football development in Liberia and at the LFA, we are happy because this is so significant. We are happy, the people are happy, so we are,’’ Prof Konneh concluded. 


Like the LFA 1st Vice President, crazy football fans expressed their gratitude to the LFA and the turnup at the venue.
Global Pharma coach Kaetu Smith said the pitch will be a better home ground for teams based in the New Kru Town region especially if the quality of the pitch is worked on.


‘’If the pitch is worked on, it’s going to be a massive support for clubs in this part of the country, Smith said. 
It was a feeling also shared with his opposite number Christian Mehn, coach of Mighty Barrolle.


Some fans, especially Global Pharma supporters speaking to the LFA Media were overwhelmed with the new ground. 
A speechless Ayouba Kamara who paid $300.00 said the price for ticket was so small for the quality of the football. 
‘’I am very excited and speechless  to see thousands turned up in their numbers on D. Tweh Field,’’ Kamara said.
Chenibee Mitchell, a player of District 16 U-17 team was happy to see good display from 1st Division players which he said was a motivation. 
‘’I am very happy to see a game at this quality which serves as an encouragement to me because one day I want for people to see me at this pitch playing football too,’’ young Chenibee said.


A large female supporter turned up to support the home side and were grateful to the LFA for giving them the opportunity to watch games in the Boro of New Kru Town.
Roseline Togba expressed satisfaction of the LFA decision to take football to D. Tweh Pitch and excitements of watching Global Pharma playing at home.
‘’I’m so happy today to see Global Pharma play in New Kru Town and I want to say thanks to the LFA because I really enjoyed the game.
‘’Paying LD3,000 today was too little…we should have been charged more than that,’’ Roseline concluded.
Nettey Greenfield, a Global Pharma supporter was too happy and didn’t even know she paid L$300 for the match.
‘’I really enjoyed the game; my love goes out there to Global Pharma and the whole team and I didn’t even know I pay for the game. I wish to watch the second leg in Buchanan,’’ Nettey happily expressed herself. 


The attendance was very impressive and one report had it that all tickets printed for the match were sold out before 15 minutes to kick-off. 
The use of D. Tweh Field by the LFA as home to Global Pharma will help the club to generate financial support from their home based-fans in New Kru Town. 


 

lfaadmin

Mar 11,2024

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