Liberia’s Chief Patron of Sports President George Manneh Weah has pledged government’s commitment to supporting the upliftment of football in Liberia and the National Football team of Liberia.
The Liberian Leader, a Ballon d’ Or winner speaking Tuesday when his iconic #14 Lone Star Shirt was retired said the government will work with the new Executives of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) to ensure that the National Football team receive the support it needs.
The Chief Patron of Sports said
“it was time Liberians join hands and make a collective and determined efforts to strengthen sports in general, and (soccer) football in particular, so that in the near future we will produce another Billon d’Or winner from Liberia.”
President Weah added,
“I pledge my administration’s fullest support to assist the LFA to achieve this goal in the shortest possible time”.
President Weah said the government will support programs aimed at reviving football in Liberia.
He said foreign football coaches will be encouraged to come to Liberia to help in the building process of a formidable national team.
“We will look for the best coaches and encourage them to come and work with our national team, but good coaches will not be enough. The players themselves will have to be dedicated, committed, hardworking and discipline if success will come out of this effort”, said the Soccer Legend.
He called on local footballers to strive to improve themselves as the opportunities will be provided to help uplift their career.
President Weah said, “there is no greater honor in football than playing for your country”. Recently, President Weah instructed Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson to ensure Liberia takes a team to Brazil for training.