If all goes well, Liberia will shortly benefit from the construction of five modern stadia which will boost the country’s sporting activities.
This is so, because, a sporting firm based in Japan, the Marine Foundation has promised to construct the five stadia in five counties in Liberia to help develop and improve the country’s footballing and develop the youths.
The five stadia will be built in Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties according to the Marine Foundation.
The Marine Foundation and the Youth and Sports Ministry signed a five year MOU to ensure the construction of the stadia in Liberia.
According to Marine Foundation CEO, Alhaji Dr. Alhussein Banao, his organization is providing the fund for the project, while Liberia ought to provide land for the constructions.
A full detailed financial package for the project is to be released later according to both the Youth and Sports Ministry and the Marine Foundation, as the land area for the project could require funding in preparing it for the project which should be included.
Alhaji Dr. Alhussein Banao said the project is aimed at helping Liberia solve some of its youth challenges and provide training opportunities for those young people aspiring to be like the Great George Weah.
He said the stadia will not only be used for football training but other developmental training for young kids.
Alhaji Dr. Alhussein Banao said, “ For us, it is a World Challenge because we are doing this to honor a World Legend and a Country in Africa that give a World Best”.
He added that they want to produce millions of world best from Liberia and Africa after this project. “We will have Africa sending their young talents to learn at these facilities” he added.
Dr. Banao said they want to begin the project by April if the lands are made available by that time by the Liberian government.
Youth and Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson who signed the MOU on behave of Liberia said Montserrado County will get a 90 thousand seating capacity stadium, Nimba will get 40 thousand seating capacity, 30 thousand seating capacity for Grand Bassa County and 20 thousand seating capacity each for Bong and Grand Gedeh Counties.
The Minister added that training centers will be part of the stadia to ensure youths are given the necessary training to become great stars.
Liberians have welcomed the news and are calling on authorities of the counties concerned to identify the lands for the constructions of these stadia in the soonest possible time.
Some Liberians said the construction of these stadia will give Liberia the opportunity to apply to host the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.
All eyes are now set on authorities of the counties to make the land available for the construction of the five stadia.