By Own Correspondent with support from The New Dawn –Liberia – The schedule for the National County Sports Meet will not be changed this year, as is being speculated. Recent reports have had it that the Ministry of Youth and Sports had decided to schedule the annual event from June to July this year. Assistant Youth and Sports Minister Marvee Gray told the New Dawn on Monday (April 11, 2011) that he date remains the same because it had an extraordinary spirit during the holiday season.
According to Minister Gray, the Ministries of Youth and Sports and Internal Affairs, as well as superintendents of the 15 counties, have positioned the counties into four groupings for the 2011/2012 edition of the tournament. He said the preliminaries of the football and kickball matches will be played at four venues for a week, reducing the time frame and costs previously allotted.
Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpulo and Monsterrado Counties constituting group 1, will be hosted in Tubmanburg in Bomi, while Grand Gedeh, Maryland, River Gee and Grand Kru Counties in group-2, will play their qualification matches in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.
In group 3, Grand Bassa, Rivercess, Sinoe and Margibi Counties will play in Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa, while Gbarnga in Central Liberia will serve as the venue for the games involving Lofa, Nimba and Bong Counties in group 4.