Liberia Football Association (LFA) President Mustapha Raji appreciated the men’s under-15 team following a 1-1 draw with Sierra Leone in the Mano River Union (MRU) football for peace tournament at the Bo Stadium on 24 April.
Raji said he is encouraged with the building process of the team within a short period.And it marked the first time Liberia participated in an under-15 tournament since the Dana Cup in Denmark and Gothia Cup in Sweden in 1997 to 1999, which produced Zah Rahan Krangar, Dulee Johnson, Dioh Williams and Solomon Wesseh among others. Raji said the development of a successful national team begins from the foundation. “We like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the technical staff and players for a splendid performance. “They defended the flag and assured us that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Our appreciation also goes to their parents and schools for the cooperation in releasing our young heroes. “We thank the government of Liberia for the support and all Liberians for their prayers. We believe that with the needed and requested investment into our national teams, we shall succeed.“We are using this medium to appeal for more support to football to enable us to provide a better football future for our country.
This is just the beginning,” said Raji. The team will return to Monrovia on 25 April. And next-up for coach Ansu Keita’s team is the West African Football Union (WAFU) under-15 Nations Cup in Guinea in May.
source: LFA Media