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Sam Johnson gives disables ‘Independence Day’ presents

Kolubah Zayzay/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberian International Footballer, Sam Johnson, has distributed several gift items to disables and venerable persons in Monrovia.

Johnson spent the entire Tuesday traveling across Monrovia visiting disable centers distributing rice, cash and clothes to disable and venerable persons.

Along with the players, he said his mother is a Godly woman and always told him that it is better to give than to receive.

The Liberian International Footballer flanked by players of his Academy, some family members and well-wishers, made his first stop at the Headquarters of the Group of 77, where he donated bags of rice, clothes and cash to members at the center.

Sam told the receivers, “I’m here on holidays and I feel there is no better way to identify with you than this. If I eat during this holiday, I need to give to the needy too.”

Receiving the items, the Group of 77 Executive Director, Madam Florence Wayfa-Siafa, thanked the player and wished him well in his professional footballing career, and that she will convey the gesture of player Johnson to Liberia’s Vice President, Jewel-Howard Taylor, who has oversight responsibility of the Group of 77.

The player and his delegation made several other stops, including the Benson Street Mosque, parts of Central Monrovia and made final stop at Vai Town where he made similar donations.

He is expected to continue his compassionate adventure today visiting the School of the Blind in Brewerville, District #17 among others.

According to the Liberian Footballer, the gesture was his way of identifying with needed people, especially when Liberia is observing its 171st Independence Anniversary.

Sam told reporters he was moved to give to  beneficiaries because he is touched by their conditions whenever he drives around the city.
He said his donations have no boundaries as he wants to see Liberians happy at all times.

The Liberian International is the first and only oversea player to do this since some members of the famous “George Weah Eleven” did same during their playing times.

It’s the third time or year the Liberian footballer is doing this.

Besides, Sam Johnson also runs a mini football academy for kids.

The kids are being supported at some level by the Player.

Sam announced that he will do more donations when he returns to the Country in December, but this time, he will take the gesture to Margibi County.

Meanwhile, several Liberians who witnessed the distributions have praised the former Nimba FC Striker for his gifts. 


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