Athlete Profiles


Back: Joe Nagbe, George Weah, the Late Nelson Mandela and his granddaughter and Issa Hayatou; Mass Sarr, Jr., stands in front George Weah; front row: Willie Russell with camera and glasses hang-on and 3rd from Russell, is Kelvin Sebwe

Sebwe: “Mandela Inspired Us Through Hand Shakes”

Former Lone Star midfield maestro, Kelvin Sebwe, said the handshakes with Mandela in January 1996 might have inspired them to win a game in South Africa.

On the 16th of January 1996, Liberia defeated Gabon, 2-1 at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban. The retired penalty shooter and ball-distributor, converted the first goal in the 5th minute through a lottery shot and another player who also shook hands with Mandela, Mark Sarr, Jr., netted the winning goal, in the 54th minute.


George Weah was named African Footballer of the Century by a panel of journalists.

Weah won theBallon d’Or, the most prestigious individual award in professional football, in 1995.

Faces of Africa: King George Serves His country

The Chinese Central Television, CCTV recently sent a team to Liberia and completed a documentary prominent Africans who made considerable contribution to the world of sports, along with leaving a legacy for future generations.

The team focused on soccer icon, George Manneh Weah and during almost a week in Monrovia, traveled to several places, including Clara Town where the legend began his soccer career.


The changing faces of Nelson Mandela

Mandela - The Heavyweight Boxer

Even while he was imprisoned in an impossibly small cell on Robben Island, Nelson Mandela maintained a physical-fitness regimen.  In his younger years, he was also a heavyweight boxer, as depicted in this photo (which was made for "Drum" magazine).

Even while he was imprisoned in an impossibly small cell on Robben Island, Nelson Mandela maintained a physical-fitness regimen.  In his younger years, he was also a heavyweight boxer, as depicted in this photo (which was made for "Drum" magazine).


The late David L. M. Bropleh

Bropleh’s Remains Arrive Home

The mortal remains of David L. M. Bropleh, ex-president of the St. Joseph’s Warriors Sports Association, have arrived in Monrovia.

His body has been deposited at the Samuel Stryker Funeral Home, a family source told the Daily Observer Sunday.

Mr. Bropleh, known as Diego, died on October 18 at the Abor Hospital, in the Volta Region of Ghana.


George Weah and Franco Baresi after the press conference in Pachuca

Milan Giants in HALL OF FAME

MILAN – World Soccer Legend Big George Weah of Liberia has been honored in Pachuca, Mexico last week when he was added to the Salon de Fama (Hall of Fame).

The Hall of Fame in Pachuca (Mexico) was created in 2011 and every year, players and football personalities from Mexico and the rest of the world are welcomed inside.

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