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Two student players during the program

ELWA Academy, FFW Launch Skateboarding Sport

The Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) Academy in partnership with Foundation for Women (FFW) has launched a new sport known as skateboarding.

During the launch at the ELWA Academy Gymnasium last week Friday, trainers from the Ministry of Youth and Sports and staff of ELWA Academy admonished students to take advantage of the sport as an extracurricular activity.

Some of the ELWA Academy students who spoke to the Daily Observer expressed their gratitude to the founder of the Foundation for Women for the new sport.


A baton exchange during a recent competition

Sierra Leone Invites Liberia to 90th Traditional Boxing Day

The Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) has been invited by the Sierra Leone Athletics Association to participate in that country's 90th Traditional Boxing Day Athletics scheduled from Friday - Monday, December 23-26, at the Siaka Stevens Sports Stadium, in Freetown.

According to LAF Vice President for Technical Affairs and Acting Secretary General, Frederick Krah, LAF’s acting head Coach Samuel Cooper has been instructed to begin the preparation to select at most 20 athletes for the trip.

WAFU Signs $24m Deal with Fox Sports

The West Africa Football Union, (WAFU) has signed US$24m deal with Fox Sports that will see competition in the region every quarter for the next 12 to 24 years.

According to a post on facebook by Mr. Musa Hassan Bility, president of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), the deal opens the way for the 1st edition of the WAFU Tournament to be held in Liberia next year June or July (2017).


An action scene in the Nimba County versus Sinoe County encounter yesterday

Nimba Top Group II

The football and kickball teams of Nimba County have qualified for the quarter finals that will be held in Monrovia with seven and nine points respectively in Group II. The group includes hosts Montserrado, Sinoe and River Cess counties.

Nimba thrashed Sinoe 3-0 yesterday in the last of the preliminary rounds at the Seh Floyd Tomah Sports Stadium.

Nyan Dahn netted the opener in the 26th minute, and after recess, Mark Yallah's brace were enough to send the hosts’ fans dangerously wide.


MCSSTA Elections head Mr. Saweler

Handball Chief Heads MCSSTA Elections Commission

The controversy that affected the recent elections of the Monrovia Consolidated Scholl System’s Teachers Association (MCSCTA) will now be a thing of the past as a new Independent Elections Commission (IEC) has been set.

According to a press release from the Commission, Mr. J. Mason Saweler is now head of the IEC as chairman. He will be assisted by seven members.

Mr. Saweler is the president of the Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA).

His co-chairperson is Ms. Sonita Dangan with Mr. J. Nwanakula Paye as secretary.

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