A weeklong football tournament that brings together the 11 towns in the Mendemassa Clan in Tewor District, Grand Cape Mount County, came to an end over the weekend in the gold-rich town of Bangorma.
The tournament was intended to bring unity among citizens of the towns in the clan in the concession area of KBL, a Chinese mineral mining company operating in Bangorma Town.
The tournament is an annual event intended to bring the people of the 11 towns together. This year’s tournament also involved kickball teams from the 11 towns. The football and kickball trophies were won by Gonelor Town. The second place winner in the soccer tournament went to the Jenewonde Soccer Team and the second place for the kickball went to the girls of Ngoja Town.
The tournament was organized and sponsored through the auspices of the SDLG, a supplier of one-wheel loader in Liberia. SDLG (Shandong Lingong Machinery Co. Limited) was founded in 1972 and is one of China’s leading manufacturers of construction equipment, which is marketed under SDLG since 2006.
The chairman of the tournament, Ousuma Sonii lauded the various towns for their participation and commended the mature way they represented their towns.
For his part, the head coach of the kickball and football champions (Gonelor Town) Rahim Kiazolu, urged the organizers to extend the tournament to a district level so that other clans could take part.
He said the brilliant performances of players of the various towns proved that sports officials of the county can put together potential players from the tournament and train them for the county team.
The tournament brings to three the annual peace and reconciliation tournaments that have been held in the Mendemassa Clan under the sponsorship of the Shangdong Lingong Machinery Co. Limited.
The tournament was witnessed by the county mining coordinator and some representatives from the various towns and the KBL Company.