Alpha Old-timers, probably the most organized old-timers team in Liberia has organized a top rated honor for Africa football legend Ambassador George Weah for his numerous services to Liberia and the world.
A release signed and approved by Joseph Dortu and Sunny Nyemah, chairman of the organizing committee and President of Alpha Old-timers respectively, noted that the ceremony is intended to honor the Liberia Peace Ambassador for his meaningful contributions toward peace, sports, as well as his Hall of Fame award recently in Mexico.
Alpha also noted that the former world footballer of the year has been in the vanguard of fostering unity and good sportsmanship among Alpha members as well as other teams of the Liberia Old-timers National Association (LONA).
The release added that a tournament which began last Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Subah Town sports pitch, (the home of Alpha) in Du-Port Road, Paynesville saw Cheetah thrashing Satellite 3-2 in the opening encounter.
Satellite took the lead in the first stanza, but surrendered 2-3 to Alpha. In the second engagement, Ambassador Weah’s Red Bull demolished Trojan 6-1 to close the day’s encounter.
Meanwhile, the tournament will continue this Sunday with more matches. In first match, former Lone Star captain, Joe Armstrong Nagbe, LFA top flight outfit, LISCR FC President Mustapha Raji , Alpha Boss Sunny Neymah, Abel Sneh and Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) Deputy Director General Legerhood Rennie will lead a squad against probably the tournament’s favorite Red Bull led by Ambassador Weah, former Lone Star striker Musa Shannoh, Eugene Fallah Kparka of the Honorable House of Representative, and former Alpha President Theophilus Gould.
The second match will see Satellite and Trojan coming face to face. National Police Director Christopher Massaquoi, Lemuel Sherman and Andy Quimie will lead a formidable squad to outdo a Trojan side that has Liberia Business Association (LIBA) boss Dee-Maxwell Kemayah, Joseph Farkollie, Willie Knuckles, and Brownie Samukai.
At the same time, Red Bull will engage satellite in the third match, while Trojan and Cheetad will close the day.
The organizers have meanwhile called on all football lovers to turn out to watch contemporary old-timers football where Weah, who conquered the world in 1995, will showcase his talent.