LPRC Oilers Stands 3 Points Away From Winning First League Title In 20 Years
The Championship race in the Liberian Football Association First Division could be concluded this Sunday if Sensational LPRC Oilers takes all three points against Keitrace FC.
The Oilers currently sits comfortably at the top of the first division league table, seven points ahead of second place LISCR FC with three matches to go.
So, the Cooper Sannoh Boys will be crowned champions Sunday with a win against Mamie Kpoto’s Keitrace FC at the ATS no matter the results in other fixtures.
An Oilers’ win on Sunday will give the LPRC team fifty points, a feat neither LISCR FC nor champions BYC can achieve this season.
LPRC Oilers, the oldest club in the LFA first division last won the LFA First Division title in 1999 when current coach Cooper Sannoh played against them for LISCR FC.
Since then, the Oil Boys have struggled to win the first division league in the past twenty years.
The club almost got relegated to the second division two seasons ago, but Coach Cooper Shannon’s appointment seems to have changed things around.
Should Oilers win the title on Sunday, it will be the club’s fourth title in the first division in the history of the club.
Haven won the LFA Division One title in 2002/3, 1995, and 1999.
Oilers could win the title Sunday without tasting defeat as they have remained unbeaten in the top division.
A defeat for Oilers and victories for LISCR FC and BYC will get the title race back on course.
LISCR will be in Buchanan against FC Fassell who could get relegated if they are beaten by LISCR.
BYC will be away to Nimba FC at the Ganta stadium.