The political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman has gone to the rescue of the Grand Bassa County Football team by donating jerseys, boots and cash to the team as a motivation for the players.
Recently there were threats from players of the Grand Bassa team to leave camp due to the lack of support from the county authorities.
The team has been disappointed and the players had threatened to leave the camp, but with the donation of Simeon Freeman, relief has been restored as players were seen in jubilation on the camp.
Freeman, who is also a Liberian businessman, donated US$2,000 and two sets of jerseys, 20 pairs of boots for the 13 players, and 20 pairs of socks, respectively.
Making the donation, Mr. Freeman encouraged the players not to give up though they are not being supported.
He urged the players to be focus as authorities of the county gearing their support for the team.
“I know how you feel about the way you are being treated. We are not happy but please understand that times are hard, the little I am giving you today is my own contribution. I am not trying to play the role of the Bassa Sport Association but I am a citizen of Liberia and of Bassa, so please do your best,” he said, encouraging the players.
“Freeman is the first individual to come to the aid of the team, and we appreciate him for his efforts and support. We want for all of the well-meaning people in Grand Bassa County to follow the good examples of Mr. Freeman,” Coach Ottis Tarnue, head of the Grand Bassa County football team said.
Tarnue noted that the support from Mr. Freeman will motivate his boys to recapture the National County Sports Meet trophy.
“We were disappointed but, with the little support Mr. Freeman has given us, we will win that cup. Trust me, we will win that cup because I can see all of my boys rejoicing and they are in high spirits,” the coach continued.
The Chairman of the Grand Bassa Sport Association, (BSA) Jerry Vonyeegar could not hold back his smiles as he greeted Mr. Freeman in a friendly manner.
He praised the MPC political leader for supporting the team.
“Mr. Freeman, we say thank you for what you have done for us today, the motivation you have brought to the team has shocked every one of us because we were almost giving up but here we are today with our reawakened spirit to recapture that trophy. Thank you, Mr. Freeman, for your support,” Vonyeegar noted with joy.
After making the donation to the team, Mr. Freeman promised the players more of his support if the team wins their pending game against Margibi County.