2018 County Meet Kicks Off Saturday, March 31

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Two players form Grand Bassa and Margibi Counties battling for the ball during the 2017 edition of the National County Sports Meet. Photo credit: Augustus Auggie Audekina-Doe
Two players form Grand Bassa and Margibi Counties battling for the ball during the 2017 edition of the National County Sports Meet. Photo credit: Augustus Auggie Audekina-Doe

The National County Sports Meet commences Saturday, March 31 at four venues across Liberia under the theme: “Uniting Liberia after Elections.”

Preliminary rounds of the tournament will be played in Bong, Grand Bassa, Cape Mount and Sinoe Counties, while the quarter and semifinals, comprising eight qualified teams will move to Monrovia.

This year’s event is officially sponsored by Lonestar MTN. The official opening ceremonies take place in Gbarnga City, Bong County.

Liberia’s 15 counties have been divided into four groups for the event.

Group one pairs Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties. Gbarnga in Bong County will serve as host for that Group.

Group two consists of Grand Bassa, River Cess, Montserrado and Margibi Counties. They will play their games in Buchannan City, Grand Bassa.

In Group three, Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu and Bomi Counties will sort things out. Robertsports is the venue.

In group four, they are Sinoe, Grand Kru, Maryland and River Gee. Greenville will host them all.

Meanwhile, President George Manneh Weah, to be flanked by Youth and Sports Minister, D. Zeogar Wilson, will take the official kick-off in Gbarnga, while the event goes on simultaneously in the rest of the counties. They are expected to be attended by members of the 54th National Legislature, the Judiciary, cabinet ministers, and the general public, a press release said yesterday.