County Meet Favorites Grand Bassa, Nimba Paired in Second Group Phase

By Kolubah Zayzay (ELBC Online)

The draw for Round two (2) of the 2016/17 National County Sports took place Thursday, December 15, 2015 at the Sports Commission on Broad Street, with two of the favorites drawing each other.

Grand Bassa County, the current holders of the competition were drawn against four-time champions Nimba county in Group B.

The two giants will also battle one-time winners Margibi County as well as Lofa County which has yet to win the title.

Nimba finished at the top of their group ahead of Montserrado County, while Grand Bassa finished second in their group behind Grand Cape Mount County.

Lofa and Margibi Counties will meet again in the Second Group Phase after both teams qualified from the same group in the first round.

The Group B games will begin Wednesday, December 20, 2016 with Lofa County taking on Grand Bassa County while Nimba County will face Margibi County.

In Group A, last season defeated finalists Montserrado County were paired against Maryland County, 2013 Champions Grand Cape Mount County and River Gee County.

FULL DRAW

GROUP A
Maryland
Montserrado
Cape Mount
River Gee

GROUP B
Lofa
Grand Bassa
Nimba
Margibi

OPENING MATCHES
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Game: 1. Maryland vs Montserrado
Game: 2. Cape Mount vs River Gee

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Game: 1. Lofa vs Grand Bassa
Game: 2. Nimba vs Margibi