A month–long crowd soccer tournament organized by a local sport organization, Liberia Talksports, will kick-off on Saturday, February, 13 at Sandy Sports Pitch, located in the Lover Street Community, Paynesville, Montserrado County.
Liberia Talksports is an online sports platform that supports and promotes sporting talents and activities, both in Liberia and in the Diaspora.
It also focuses on informing sports enthusiasts relating to Liberia, so as to see Liberia’s sporting activities going to another level compare to the counterpart in the sub-region using technology.
According to Liberia Talksports Chief Coordinator, Jonathan O. Grigsby, Jr., the month-long tournament will be held under the theme: “Using Sports to Eliminate Drug Abuse”.
Mr. Grigsby: ”The tournament will bring together young people from diverse orientations from around various communities in Paynesville to stimulate growth and development of the Liberian society and doing away with vices that will endanger their future”.
He said the organization selected this theme because of the high increase of narcotic substance consumers across the country by Liberians and foreign residents, mainly amongst the young people which is a serious problem for national government and partners.
Mr. Grigsby, told Sports Journalists that the opening of the tournament on February 13 will be graced by influential personalities in Paynesville with the president of Victory Sports Academy – Liberia, Melton Yoko, briefly speaking to the participating teams and well-wishers before taking the kick-off for the tournament.
According to him, the tournament will feature sixteen teams, grouped in four (4) zones.
Mr. Grigsby named some of the participating teams — named after professional European football teams — Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Real Madrid, RB Leipzig, Napoli, Sevilla, Juventus and Ajax, Barcelona.
He said in Group A, Atletico Madrid will knock booths with Liverpool on Saturday, February 13, in Group B, Napoli will sought out things with Sevilla on Saturday, February 20.
The Chief Coordinator of Liberia Talk sports said the games will be played over the weekend.