Emotions that gripped thousands at the just ended FIFA Brazil World Cup were felt by the world.
In Brazil, 200 million people wept as their pride was hurt after the humiliating 7-1 drubbing in the semi-finals by eventual winners, Germany, whose nationals are still celebrating their win against Argentina.
Though Liberia was not among the elites, we are lucky to be among the elites of the Amputee soccer sector.
On August 9, 2014, Liberia, the three-time African Champions, will take on Team USA at Soccerplex in Germantown, Maryland, USA, near Washington DC.
The African champions will test their American counterparts, as both prepare to prepare in the 10th Amputee World Cup in Culiancan, Sinaloa, Mexico from November 30-December 8, 2014.
A dispatch from Mr. Duannah Siryon, international coordinator of LAFASA said Liberians in the United States are excited about the friendly match.
“We hope the Liberian government will embrace this friendly invitation,” Duannah said, “since we’ll be taking the team to Liberian communities in the USA to generate funds to help the team for their camping and trip to Mexico.”
Duannah said Liberia being triple champions of Africa will have a lot to teach their American friends.
“Both teams will be going for the World Cup in Mexico,” Duannah said, “and it will be nice to see them test each other.”
In Monrovia, the news of the Mexico World Cup has excited LAFASA, and the team has begun what many considered as intensive preparation.
“I have no doubt that President Sirleaf is getting excited about her team,” said a longtime follower of the team’s exploits, “with her support Liberia will be there for the friendly match and then be in Mexico.”
The Liberia Amputee team is the country’s pride in international football, as the regular Lone Star has failed repeatedly despite huge financial and moral support to in continental competitions.