The Monrovia Club Breweries have lighted the stage of Liberian football by lifting the 2016 edition of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) Super Cup for the first time in its history.
On Tuesday, November 29, the defending LFA Cup Champions and newly-promoted First Division outfit stole the show at a jammed-packed Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) when they defeated the defending First Division Champions Barrack Young Controller (BYC) 3-2 in post-match penalties after regular time ended 0-0.
It was the remarkable save from Breweries’ Abdulai Koulibaly and a missed penalty also from Benjamin Gbemie that saw the “Senior Go Blue Boys” defeated. Both Claudius Morris and David Tweh missed their spot kicks.
The lifting of the trophy has recorded the third championship for the Bushrod Island-based club in one season. Monrovia Club Breweries first two trophies were the 2015/2016 Second Division and the LFA Cup.
The defeat means that BYC failed to maintain the Super Cup title won by feeder side (BYC-II) in the 2015/2016 edition against Nimba United.
The match witnessed the presence of several high-profile sports enthusiasts including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
The LFA Super Cup is an annual football event contested between holders of the Liberian FA Cup trophy and Champions of the First Division League. It is held as the launch to the official opening of each new league season.