The Monrovia Football Academy and FACE Africa on October 1, 2016, held a charity football match on Randall Island, New York City that raised US$3, 300 for a water tower project at its future campus in Monrovia.
FACE Africa is a Liberian-run organization that provides safe drinking water and sanitation for communities and schools across Liberia.
The charity match, according to a dispatch form New York, was attended by key supporters of MFA, including Deputy Consul General Jimmy Barchu, as well as MFA’s two newly added Board members, LFA Vice President Musa Shannon and Saycon Sengboloh.
Before the charity, the MFA also held a “drinks event” with the head coach of the US Women’s National Team and 2015 FIFA Women’s Coach of the year, Jill Ellis.
During the event, according to the dispatch, MFA’s Director Will Smith spoke briefly about unfolding developments of the Monrovia Football Academy.
Smith and Coach Ellis also used the event to encourage MFA’s existing donors and prospective donors to rally support for the Academy.
MFA has gone four weeks into the new academic year, conducting its classes at the Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street. There are 53 students at the Academy, representing 20 different communities across Montserrado County.