Kickball Keeps Sporting Spirit Alive In Liberia As Football Stays In The Dark
Liberians have not witness competitive domestic football league or other sports competitions for close to a year now as dissatisfactions reign amongst executives of various sporting federations.
Two most popular sports, football and basketball have had their respective battles with disillusions among stakeholders, keeping fans from enjoying the beautiful sporting actions.
This has helped increase fans for the Kickball Sport in the country as authorities of the game push harder to take the game across the country and the sub-region.
The kickball game played with the legs and hands by women; has come to be considered the second most popular sport right behind football and ahead of basketball.
The game widely played in most parts of Liberia attracting many young ladies has seen an increase in the number of attendance at the games.
Even football and basketball players are turning out in their numbers to see the ladies games on a regular basis.
The Right-to-play and Sarah Barclay School field are two venues were fans attendance keeps getting huge every weekend.
This has also seen an increase in the number of clubs registering to play in the National Kickball League.
The Liberia Kickball federation to incorporate the many new clubs, this season began second and third divisions leagues.The competition in its fifth week at the weekend had several entertaining and shocking results with defeats for defending champions ASK Sisters and the most feared side Royal Sisters and an end to the league leaders God’s Anointed unbeaten runs.
Ask Sisters suffered a second defeat in the season, with another shocked at the hands of fast-improving Success Sisters.
Success Sisters led the champions throughout after taking a 2-0 home-runs lead in the first innings.
The Champions tried to make a comeback in their last innings when they brought home a home-run to make the score 2-1.
Success Sisters, however, extended their lead in their last innings by scoring additional 2-home-runs to finish the match 4-1 home-runs.
Also on Sunday, Royal Sisters tasted a surprising defeat against visiting Super Stars who were the underdogs in that fixture.
Super Stars came from 2-0 home-runs down to win Royal Sisters 4-3 home-runs.
On Saturday, CYE, ended league leaders God’s Anointed unbeaten run with a 3-0 home-runs victory.