Boakai Gives L$1.9m to County Sports Teams

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakia has donated L$132,000 to each of the 15 counties, totaling L$1,980,000, in appreciation for their participation in the 2015/2016 County Meet.The donation was done on Friday, January 23, in the offices of the vice president on Capitol Hill.The vice president’s donation was owing to the “level of sportsmanship showed by counties” during the preliminary and finals of the Meet.For instance, during the preliminary, Grand Cape Mount County almost boycotted the game owing to an alleged complaint from the match official and Gbarpolu dropped their protest against Lofa for fielding an alleged foreigner.In Monrovia, Nimba County nearly went back to the mountains and hang their jerseys in the kickball version owing to their dissatisfaction over the Appeal Board ruling upholding the result between Nimba vs Bassa; and Lofa County dropped the protest against Montserrado County for allegedly fielding more than three players from a 3rd division team.In a brief but heartfelt statement in expressing his appreciation Vice President Boakai said the funds was in fulfillment of his promise during the quarterfinals of the football and kickball categories in Monrovia.Vice President Boakai stated that the “love of county” and the “oneness in spirit” showed that the country is moving forward. He added that the County Meet produces “good quality players” and if players who played for Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the 2012 finals were kept they would have represented the country in international tournaments.An ardent fan of Arsenal, Vice President Boakai also said there are also some quality players from the just ended Meet.Earlier, outgoing Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe thanked the vice president for his continued support to the Ministry and the county teams.Bomi County Sports Coordinator, Rev. Stephen C. Kollie said “Vice President Boakai has filled our mouths with laughter” because of the donation.On behalf of the Counties Rev. Kollie described the donation as a “worthy cause” and said the vice president helped them during the County Meet.Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr. said besides uniting Liberians through sports, the games also provide temporary employment for the youthful players and technicians and develop sports infrastructure across the country with funding from the government.He indicated that since 2006, the annual event has been decentralized and combined with other sports disciplines.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man United ace refusing transfer so he can leave for free next summer

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Luke Shaw will leave Manchester United as a free agent next summer after rejecting the chance to join Everton.Shaw, the full-back, has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford that was penned when he left Southampton for the Red Devils in 2014. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 IN DEMAND LATEST LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED The 23-year-old became the most expensive full-back in world football when bought for £30million that summer, but he has started just 37 Premier League matches heading into the start of his fifth season at United.He has failed to establish himself under Jose Mourinho, the club’s current manager, despite being offered the chance to do so, and it is believed Shaw has been made available for transfer this summer. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK RANKED targets Shaw was signed for £30m in the summer of 2014 Latest transfer news Shaw has been made available for transfer by Manchester United three-way race However, according to the Sunday Times, Shaw will not leave United this year and will instead depart as a free agent when his contract runs out next summer.It is reported that the England international has already rejected the chance to sign for Everton, as he does not want to be forced out of Old Trafford. Shaw’s reluctance to leave is complicating United’s move to sign Alex Sandro, the Juventus left-back. The Red Devils are said to have provisionally agreed terms with the Brazil defender, but they are unwilling to match Juve’s asking price. moving on 2last_img read more