Montserrado County District #1 Representative Lawrence Morris has congratulated the victorious Montserrado County men’s football team with a donation of whopping US$1,000 as an initial contribution for their splendid performance during the course of the 2017-2018 County Sports Meet.
He made the donation on Monday in Bentol City, Montserrado County.
An overly excited Morris lauded the technical team and the boys for a job well done as the county has once again proven to be the center of almost everything in the country. He was also glad that the trophy was taken to the county capital where several people had the opportunity to see the trophy.
The Representative said that he was proud of the county to have retained the title, which is the most prestigious of the entire tournament. “You promised us that you were going to bring this trophy back and we are very glad that you have lived up to this promise. The people of this great county are proud of you all,” he said.
Rep. Morris initially provided LD$50,000 to the team during their camping for the finals and also bought them their full regalia (Montserrado county t-shirts and caps) including the technical team which cost almost US$700.
He promised to consult with the Montserrado County Legislative Caucus to reactivate Scholarship/Academic Program for players to have the opportunity to go to school to have vocational or career training.
The technical director of Montserrado County Sports team, Alieu Bah, who received the gesture on behalf of the team, lauded the lawmaker for his numerous supports to the team during the course of the tournament. “You have again proven to be a true leader among your colleagues. You have always been with us since this tournament started and we must appreciate you for this.”
Mr. Bah added that the team is prepared to clinch the trophy for the third time, which will be historic when the tournament resumes later this year. He presented the trophy to the District #1 lawmaker who represents the seat of the county capital.
Liberia’s premier annual sports jamboree came to an end last Sunday at the Samuel Kayon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville when Montserrado County again clinched the football title in a similar fashion as the last edition.
The champions retained their title with a 2-0 win against one of the tournament’s favorites, Bong County in the presence of soccer legend and the country’s President, George Manneh Weah and his wife who were in the VIP stands.