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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.


Philip Lombeh “We are very excited about the donation made to us by Mr. James Momo.”

District #2 Rep. Aspirant Donates to 2 Communities

Montserrado County District #2 Representative aspirant James A. Momo on Sunday, January 1, donated four sets of jerseys and four footballs to two communities in Paynesville as a fulfillment of a promise he made to them.

The donations were made through the Friends of Momo at the Block A Sports Pitch in Amagashie on Somalia Drive and Peace Island football field in Congo Town respectively.


Bility: ‘We will keep working for the good of our country, not personality or platform”; a partial view of sports journalists listen to Bility yesterday

Bility Criticizes Government’s Failure

The President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Mr. Musa Hassan Bility, yesterday criticized the Unity Party led government for not doing anything tangible to see sports, especially football, succeed in the country.

“Except for the National Team (Lone Star), the government has not provided a cent to the LFA at any point in time over the years for the development of the national sports competitions, lest talking about providing support for the construction or modernization of playing pitches,” Mr. Bility pointed out.


Officials of We-Care, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Cellcom GSM

We-Care Donates Balls, Books to County Meet

We-Care Foundation Liberia has donated 70 footballs and four boxes of assorted reading materials to the National County Sports Meet, which has reached its quarterfinals.

The donation was made yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

The Executive Director of We-Care Foundation T. Michael Weah, said the donation was made possible through the kind courtesy of Youth Prize International of the United States.

He stated that the donation is the foundation’s way of supporting the County Sports Meet, and to also recognize the importance of education through sports.

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