Liberia’s Oldest club Invincible Eleven relegated to third-tier

Liberia’s Oldest club Invincible Eleven relegated to third-tier
18 April 2019 01:04

The Liberia Football Federation has announced the relegation of Liberia’s oldest club Invincible Eleven & Majestic Sports Club commonly called IE.

 

The club was relegated from the second division (second-tier) to the third division after failing to pay a fine of 150,000 Liberian Dollars (about $903) for failing to honour their match day-nine fixture away at Nimba Kwado in Sanniquellie, Nimba County on April 6.    

 

Before being relegated, they had won two, drew one and lost five of their eight league games.

 

The club was founded 1943 and are the second most successful club behind bitter rivals, Mighty Barrolle. They have won the league 13 times, the same amount as Mighty Barrolle and five FA Cup title, three shy of Mighty Barrolle.

 

Current Liberia President and unarguably the most iconic sporting figure in the West African country, played for Invincible Eleven between 1985 and 1986.

 

IE was relegated from the first division at the end of the 2016-17 league season when they finished 11th on the 12-team table with 15 points from 22 games. They won four, drew three and lost 15 of their 22 league games in the first division and finished one point above bottom of the table ELWA United that is now called SRIMEX Football Club.

 

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