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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.

BASOSA League Begins this Weekend

The 2017 edition of the Bushrod and St. Paul Old Timers Sports Association (BASOSA) Championship League will commence this weekend at the Unity Conference Center sports pitch in Virginia.

The tournament, according to BASOSA, will have ten teams, including Banjor Old Timers, St. Paul Bridge, and Island Warriors.

Others include Logan Town, Blohwein, Cladosa, Devereux, FOFA, Veterans and Old Hands.

The matches will be played at different locations, including FOFA field, Logan Town, Island Warriors, Old Hands and Banjor Old Timers.


he makeshift staduim wing on the field

Saclepea LFA Sub–Assoc. Undertakes Fence Project

The Liberia Football Association Saclepea sub association has begun the fencing of the Saclepea Sports Stadium to protect the centrally located sports arena in Nimba County from encroachment.

Speaking to the Daily Observer in Saclepea on Thursday, January 19, the chairperson of the sub- association, Jeremiah Yangean, put the cost of the project to US$16,000, including the fencing and building of the stadium’s wings.

He said for now they are targeting the fencing aspect and upon the completion, they will begin the construction of the stadium’s wings and other facilities.


Master Hazeley is here to offer services to paramilitary groups

Master Hazeley Returns to Liberia

A retired United States military veteran, Master Herbert E. Hazeley Jr., a native of Liberia, has returned home to offer his services to his people.

Master Hazeley is also a retired New York City and Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and State Corrections officer.

He is the founder of ‘Kpelle Do’ a form of martial arts similar to Taekwondo that is loosely translated as “The Way of Kpelle Fighting.” He named and developed the art in honor of his Kpelle ancestry to develop the physical and inward strength of its adherents.

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