Cece United Football Academy Duo Join BYC II

first_img(L-R) Edwin Pato Davis, Nathaniel Sherman and Tony Shilley.Two players from the Cece United Football Academy, Tony Shilley and Edwin Davies, have joined the junior club of Barrack Young Controllers (BYC II) on a two-year deal for undisclosed fees.Forward Shilley and midfielder Davies formerly of the academy’s U-17 team official penned the two year deal with the second division champions last Wednesday following a long time negotiation between the club and the academy.Davies, 16, played 15 games for the U-17 side of the academy last season after the team finished fourth in the Montserrado Community league third division playoffs. Out of the 15 appearances last season, the 16-year-old scored two goals and provided four assists.His teammate Shilley, who captained the U-17 side for last season, was one of the key players in the squad after helping the team to qualify for the third division playoffs, having scored six goals and provided eight assists. Noted for his speed and goal scoring accuracy, former skipper Shilley and teammate Davies were spotted by BYC during a practice match between the two teams and were since then being closely monitored by the ‘Go Blue Boys’ and other top clubs, including LISCR FC and Nimba United.Despite the two former starting players leaving the team, the chief executive officer of the academy, Pawala Janyan, has welcomed the move by the two players and boasted of better replacements for the two players. He said moving players to other teams is part of the academy’s goal of bringing up players who will subsequently become players of top clubs in the Liberia Football Association league.“We are delighted to complete such deals with Barrack Young Controllers that add more value to our academy as we continue to prepare the next generation of players. We remain convinced our former players have the potential to become important players for BYC II during their stay at the club,” he said.The academy, established in 2012, strives to use football as a tool to ensure that young and talented footballers acquire formal education and become useful to society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mwalala eyes crucial away goal in Horoya trip

first_img0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala chats with members of his technical bench during a training session in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 – Bandari FC tactician Bernard Mwalala says getting an away goal will be crucial when they take on Guinean side Horoya in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round in Conakry, Guinea on Sunday.The dockers travelled to Conakry Tuesday night, way in advance as they look to acclimatize and get themselves used to the conditions on and off the pitch for the crucial tie. Mwalala believes they stand a chance against Horoya and scoring an away goal will be key for them to achieve history and progress to the group stages of the competition for the first time ever.“I have watched how they play and analyzed them. They are a tough side and score a lot of goals with a very dangerous striking line. But, I have noticed that they also concede a lot and if we do our best, we can score against them,” Mwalala told Capital Sport.Bandari FC players hurdle together for prayer before their CAF Confederations Cup first leg first round tie against Tunisia’s US Ben Guerdane. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “We need to be very alert in defense but also take our chances when we get them. If we can score a goal away, no matter the result, I believe we can finish the job at home.”Bandari progressed to the knockout round for the first time ever after beating Tunisian outfit US Ben Guardane 3-2 on aggregate.They lost 2-1 in Tunisia having won 2-0 in the home tie. Mwalala says they have picked massive confidence and experience from the two-legged tie against the Tunisian outfit as well as their preliminary round win over Sudan’s Al Ahly Shendy.“We have been improving game by game and getting better. The players now know what it means to play at this stage and it has helped build our belief and focus. We have never been at this stage before so for us it is a new experience which we want to enjoy,” Mwalala added.Victory over the two legs will sail the dockers to the group stages, but Mwalala says they do not want to build pressure on themselves by thinking about that huge leap, instead their focus is on each of the next two games.0Shares0000(Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more