World Wide Mission School returned to Liberia after participating in a historic high school international football match against Ghana’s Regional Champions, Adu Gyamfi Senior High School in Kumasi, Ghana.
Dignitaries attending the game included the head for Regional Education, local officials as well as members of the Liberian delegation, including head J. Bryant McGill, representative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, along with Richard Watkins, sports director of World Wide Mission, Boimah Harris, coach, and Kelvin Sebwe, member of the Organizing Committee.
The Liberian 2017 National Champions dominated most of the first half, with many scoring opportunities led by Kevin Potis. Center midfield Emmanuel Gayflor was substituted due to injury, replaced by James Wolobah. A yellow card was also issued to a player of World Wide for foul play. The first half ended goalless.
During the second half, Kevin Potis was contained while Adu Gyamfi pressured the Liberian team’s defense. The Ghanaians scored the first goal in the 11th minute in the second half followed by two more goals in the 84th minute and extra time respectively.
Mohammed Sheriff of World Wide Mission was replaced by William Stewart. At the end of full ninety minutes of play, Adu Gyamfi Senior High School defeated World Wide Mission School 3 – 0 in an exciting football friendly.
Kevin Potis of World Wide Mission was named Man of the Match, receiving a prize, including a decoder from DSTV Ghana. Adu Gyamfi Senior High School intends to undertake a reciprocal visit to Liberia in the near future.
It may be recalled that Kevin Potis won the Most Valuable Player award during the 2017 National High School Football Championship, receiving a cash prize of US$1,000.
The international friendly high school football match was organized and sponsored by National High School Sports, an organization that uses sports as a platform to promote sports and education in support of youth development.
Meanwhile, the official launch of the 2018 National High School Football and Kickball Championship will be held on May 11, 2018, in Gbarnga, Bong County. Mr. D. Zeogar Wilson, Minister of Youth and Sports, will launch the 2018 nationwide sports event.
The Minister of Education, other government officials, members of the Diplomatic corps, heads of international NGOs, and development partners are expected to be in attendance.
The Organizing Committee wishes to express gratitude to the Government of Liberia, specifically the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and sponsors, including National Social Security & Welfare Corporation, APM Terminals, Total Liberia, Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC), Liberia Telecommunications Authority, Efficient Logistics, Central Bank of Liberia, Orange Liberia, UMARCO, Liberia Revenue Authority, BRAC Liberia for their support to the program.