Jr. Lone Star—the national U-23 soccer team and coach Thomas Kojo

Can Kojo Prove Prophetic against Meteors on Saturday?

National U-23 head coach Thomas Kojo is an optimist in the face of what others would describe as a burden, and I admire him for that.

Losing 2-0 to Ghana’s Black Meteors last Sunday at the Tamale Sports Stadium in the first leg of the Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers, Kojo told journalists in Ghana that he is hopeful of qualification.

 Kojo will be inspiring his boys for the return leg at the same venue on Saturday, May 2.

File-photo: Lone of yester-years with the incredible Waniboe Toe, second from left, standing.

Football in Liberia: The Beginning

Football has had an enduring presence in Liberia since the 1950s. The game was played among the scattered communities without a central organization. Available information suggests early an encounter in Monrovia between a local team known as the Young Lions against a select side of expatriates, then working with companies in Monrovia. Though the exact date of the match could not be verified, it was however not played under any organized association. It was simply a game without much of the arrangement and organizations we know today.

Liberian female marathon runner Lucy Massaquoi and 5,000 winner Andrew Kpehe

Two for World Cross Country Championship

Two teenage Liberian athletes are in intensive preparation to represent the country at the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda.

They will join over 800 athletes to run in the historical and prestigious Kololo Independence Grounds in the heart of Kampala on Sunday, March 26.

The athletes began their preparations in January after they were named by the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) and were formally accepted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Coach Sam Arday

Former Ghana Coach Arday Passes On

Ghana football was thrown into a state of mourning on Sunday, 12 February 2017 following the demise of one its iconic coaches, Sam Arday.

He passed on around midday at an Accra-based hospital after losing the battle to an undisclosed illness. He was 71.

Nicknamed “Multi-System Man”, he was the first coach to guide an Africa team to an Olympic medal in football, bronze with Ghana’s U-23 team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. The Ghana Olympic team also reached the quarters of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA, under his watch.

Students watch as Coach James helps a student to gain balance on a skateboard at the ELWA Academy campus last Wednesday

Coach Appeals for GOL Support for ‘Skateboarding’

The coach of the National Skateboard Association (NSA), Nathaniel James has appealed to the Ministry of Youth & Sports to include the sport in its annual subscription to enable the organization to take the sport nationwide.

“Skateboard is exciting sport and we are asking the Ministry of Youth & Sports to provide annual financial support to the national association that we can make the sport popular in the country,” Coach James said in an interview with the Daily Observer, recently at the ELWA Academy campus in Monrovia.


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