The head coach of the national U-14 team, Varma Kpoto, is calling on Liberian sports lovers to invest in youth football to ensure the country prepares better for the future.
He made the call when he visited a training session at the Monrovia Football Academy (MFA), on Blue Field sports pitch in Monrovia.
“I was very much impressed with these kids from age 10 playing constructively. This shows that we need lots of support for youth football,” Coach Kpoto noted.
He added, “Young players are the foundation for a better football tomorrow and therefore we need to invest in them.”
The visit was part of a program by Liberia Football Association to monitor young football players in and around Monrovia.
Accompanied by Deputy Coach Jonah Sarwieh, the former Lone Star player called on the kids to remain disciplined and take their lessons seriously.
Coach Kpoto said one can never succeed in the soccer arena without discipline.
“If you want to become a professional player, then you have to be disciplined and you must focus on your education,” Mr. Kpoto noted.
The head of faculty of the MFA, Musa P. Sheriff, thanked Coach Kpoto and his deputy for the visit that he said will encourage the kids.
“We are thankful whenever visitors such as former national team players and high profile football stakeholders come to encourage the kids,” he said.
Sheriff used the occasion to call on parents to take advantage of the Academy to register their kids who want to play soccer, especially females. There are currently 30 students attending the MFA, with majority being males.
The Monrovia Football Academy was established in 2015 to provide quality education and professional football coaching to talented Liberian youth from ages 9-12.
MFA presently conducts its academic activities at the Conqueror Christian Foundation and football training at the Blue Field soccer pitch, owned by LFA 1st division side BYC.