Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee has encouraged Liberia’s men Under-15 team to be determined ahead of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU Zone ‘A’) Nations Cup in Guinea.
The Mayor Koijee, presented an amount of US$800 (Eight hundred United States Dollar) to the team speaking following a lunch with the U-15 team held at City Garden on May 11th ,2021 in Monrovia at the Monrovia City Hall . Liberia will kick-off the tournament against Sierra Leone on May 21 before an encounter with Guinea on the May 22 and close up against Mali on 23 May. The top teams will meet the winner from the other groups involving Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal in Bissau, Guinea Bissau from 28-30 May.
In the words of Mayor Koijee, “Our chief patron of sports was not privileged like you to be going thru a development program like under-15 but he made it the hard way to success through determination and discipline.
Mayor Koijee said he has been impressed with the youth development set-up under this administration. Mayor Koijee who was part of the launch of the national under-15 men’s league on 3 April, encouraged the players to be determined and disciplined by following the iconic legacy of President George Weah.He encourage the team saying , He made it known that ,it was his little contribution to the team as the get prepare to embark on a journey to bring another glory to Liberia “ You can emulate his skills[George Weah] and even surpass his records but you have to be determined. Everyone can’t play. So, there is no need to be unhappy if you are not selected by the coach.”
Responding, the head Coach of the U-15 Ansu Keita thanked the Mayor, stressing that the gesture will motivate the players as they prepare for the West WAFU Zone ‘A’ men’s U- 15 Nations Cup finals in Guinea. Said Keita, “This is truly an honor to be having lunch with the mayor of Monrovia. We will forever remain grateful. I can promise you that we will do our best in Guinea.”
Original Story : Frontpage Africa