The Liberia Kickball Federation at the weekend concluded the first phase of its 2019 National Championship with all of the tournament favorites advancing to the big 12.
Champions Ask Sisters, Supreme Girls, CYE, YSSCI, Amazon, Royal Sisters, God’s Anointed and Blacktom KC lead the line of clubs that made it to the big 12.
Vision Sisters Sunday defeated Watanga Girls 6-1 home-runs, while God’s Anointed suffered Aries KC to a 5-0 home-runs defeat to climax the first phase.
Despite the defeats, Watanga KC and Aries KC advanced to the big 12 thanks to poor results by other sides that were in contention for the last slots in Groups A and B.
Following the last round of matches on Sunday, April 28, 2019, the LKF paired the twelve clubs into two groups of six. Champions Ask Sisters were drawn against title favorites, Supreme Girls, God’s Anointed, Amazon, Vision, and Royal Sisters in Group A.
CYE, YSSCI, Blacktom, Aries KC, Sirius and Watanga Girls were drawn in group B. The clubs in each of the groups will play each other in the race for a place in the Big 8. Four teams will qualify from each of the groups, with the two finishing at the bottom dropping.
In a related development, the draw for the 2019 LKF Knockout competition took place at the weekend with defending Champions Angels of the Sky or Ask Sisters been drawn against fellow first division heavyweight Aries KC in round one of the competition.
Ask Sisters who won the double last season are tipped as favorites to retain the knockout title but will face stiff competitions from, fierce rivals CYE, Amazon and Supreme Girls.
Last season defeated knockout finalists, Royal Sisters were handed an easy fixture as they were paired against division two new girls, Victory Sports. First division Vision Sisters were paired against another first division side, Zion Sisters.
Destiny Girls and Super Stars will begin the knockout competition this Friday at the SKD practice ground. Amazon was drawn against Kakata based division two side God’s Win KC, CYE got second division giants Barnesville Super Stars, and former champions Supreme Girls will play Girls of Zion.
About thirty-three teams will compete in the 2019 LKF Knockout competition.
The Liberia Kickball Federation says the knockout will take place at three venues, including the SKD, the Barnesville estate field, and the Dolo town field in Margibi County.
The LKF is expected to issue the full fixture for the Knockout competition later this week.
Full Knockout Draw
Game 1: Destiny vs Super Star
Game 2: St. Paul vs Sirius
Game 3: Ayounda vs YSSCI-I
Game 4: Success vs Quency
Game 5: KK United vs Blue Eagle
Game 6: Blacktom vs Ecceclesia
Game 7: God’s Anointed vs BB KC
Game 8: Thompson KC vs Watanga KC
Game 9: Supreme vs Girls of Zion
Game 10: Ask Sisters vs Aries KC
Game 11: Vision vs Zion Sisters
Game 12: Young Star vs Afro
Game 13: Victory Sports vs Royal Sisters
Game 14: God’s Win vs Amazon
Game 15: CYE vs Barnersville Super Star
Game 16: YSSCI vs Faith Sisters
Brazilian takes a bi to next round