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Liberian athletes who were recently in Sierra Leone

LAF Releases Calendar of Events

The Executive Committee of the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) has approved the Calendar of Events (COE) for 2017, comprising 18 national and international activities.

According to the calendar, there will be two training opportunities in the country and an anti-doping workshop for players, administrators and technicians on Saturday, January 28.


Maryland County before the match yesterday

Defeated Nimba County

A Maryland player thanks God for the victory

Maryland, Montserrado in Finals Sunday

The southeastern Boys of Maryland County will battle Montserrado County in the 2016/2017 National County Sports Meet Finals on Sunday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

This follows their 2-0 victory over 2011 champions Nimba County yesterday.

The Marylanders, having qualified for the semi-finals on a goal difference after losing to Grand Cape Mount County in their last quarter-finals match, yesterday put up a splendid performance against the “Mountainous Boys” of
Nimba County, who were considered one of the tournament’s favorites.


Nimba County girls made light work over Montserrado County yesterday

Margibi County before the showdown yesterday

Montserrado players

Montserrado Reach County Meet Finals

Montserrado County yesterday reached the finals of the 2016/2017 National County Sports Meet following a 5-3 victory over Margibi County in a penalty shootout at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

With Tuesday’s semi-finals match heading into extra time, after both teams refused to find the back of the net during 90 minutes of play Montserrado County secured their spot in the final after Joseph Zayzay scored the winning penalty for Coach Samuel Sumo’s boys.


LNHA boss Mason Sawler wants more financial allocation to support handball nationwide.

LNHA Boss Appeals to GOL for Adequate Support

The President of the Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA), Mason Sawler, wants the Ministry of Youth & Sports to increase financial allotment to his association due to its national development interest.

He told the Daily Observer in an interview over the weekend that US$3,000 that is allotted annually for the development of handball throughout the nation is inadequate.


Grand Bassa

Nimba players lined up before kick-off. Photos: T. Kla Wesley Jr.

Late Penalty Saves Grand Bassa

The hopes of defending champions Grand Bassa qualifying for the semi-finals of the National County Meet would have been dashed on Friday were it not for a late controversial penalty against Nimba County in the 86th minute at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

The Mountainous Boys of Nimba County took the lead in the 67th minute through a penalty after a hand-ball was committed by a Grand Bassa defender in the penalty area.

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