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Lone Star to Train in Brazil- President Weah

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Liberia Lone Stars
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Chief Patron of Sports, President George M. Weah, has instructed Youth and Sports Minister, D. Zeogar Wilson, to ensure that the current Lone Star squad travels to Brazil for a special training camp.

Speaking to State Radio Sports Monday, September 11, 2018, Minister Wilson said the President wants an arrangement with Brazil which will see the Lone Star Rio for a professional training.

He said the Chief Patron of Sports who watched the match from the VIP Box expressed happiness over the showing of the team in their 1-1 draw against DR Congo Sunday.

The Youth and Sports Boss said, “The President has instructed me to take the team to Brazil to undergo some serious training”.

According to him, the Youth and Sports Ministry was instructed to work with the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the National Port Authority (NPA) to influence his decision.

“I have been mandated by my Boss, the President, to work with the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the newly appointed Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) to get the boys to Brazil for training,” added Youth and Sports Minister Wilson.

He said a discussion with the Brazilian Embassy near Monrovia will shortly get underway in making sure the President’s mandate is executed.
Minister Wilson said the discussion with the Brazilians will determined how long the training will go.
He said players that were featured for the Lone Star on Sunday against DR Congo and others that will be selected will form part of the team.

Minister Wilson said an earnest rebuilding process of the national team will begin with the Brazil training.

It is not clear if oversea players will form part of the training, as they may not want to leave their respective contracts for months of training in South America.

It is believed that bulk of the Under-20 Lone Star players will form part of the team.

President Weah and several other great football stars of Liberia benefited from similar training in Brazil which helped them in their football career development in the eighties, during the reign of President Samuel Kenyon Doe. 

The Chief Patron of Sports and the Youth and Sports Minister held conversation following the match on Sunday for several minutes on the way forward for the Lone Star.


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