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Greenville hosts Executive, Legislature in sports jamboree

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Liberia Chief Sports Patron, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Liberia Chief Sports Patron, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

( 24, 2015)-The Sinoe County Sports Stadium in Greenville comes alive on Liberia’s Independence Day Sunday, July 26.

The stadium will host a friendly sports jamboree between the Executive and Legislative Branches of government.
The cracker is in observance of the 168th Independence Anniversary of the country.

According to reports, the Executive will parade players like Youth and Sports Minister, Eugene Nagbe, Finance Minister, Amara Konneh, Foreign Affairs Minister, Augustine Ngafuan, among others.

The Legislature will be led by cocker legend, George Weah, House Speaker, Alex Tyler, Sinoe County Senator, Milton Teahjay, among others.

Meanwhile, the Mighty Barrolle football team will face off against Monrovia Club Breweries in the Liberia Football Association (LFA) National League Knock-out Competition.

The two teams were part of the knock out draw that took place recently at the local FA Headquarters in Monrovia.

The fixture also puts defending LFA Champions, Barracks Yong Comptrollers (BYC) against the National Port Authority (NPA) Anchors.

Nimba United vs. Mighty Blue Angles and Liberian Refining Company (LPRC) Oilers is expected to chase Wantargar FC, among others.

According to the Liberia Football Association, the Knock-out starts July 28 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS).

At the same time, the Secretary General of the Oilers Sports Association says they welcome the partnership expressed by Rev. Trevor Cockings to work along with the LFA to develop Liberian football.

The visiting British Clergyman told the LFA authorities recently that his church in London and several English Premier League teams have committed themselves to developing Liberian football.

Speaking to ELBC Sports, Oilers Secretary General, George Pusah, said his Association looks forward to working along with the local FA.

He said other clubs in the country must follow suit.
Mr. Pusah said the LFA, as the mother body responsible for football in the country, must ensure that the program covers all areas of football development.


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