The Liberia Football Association Saclepea sub association has begun the fencing of the Saclepea Sports Stadium to protect the centrally located sports arena in Nimba County from encroachment.
Speaking to the Daily Observer in Saclepea on Thursday, January 19, the chairperson of the sub- association, Jeremiah Yangean, put the cost of the project to US$16,000, including the fencing and building of the stadium’s wings.
He said for now they are targeting the fencing aspect and upon the completion, they will begin the construction of the stadium’s wings and other facilities.
“This sports pitch is located in the center of this city, surrounded by institutions as well as residents; if we do not fence it, we would have nowhere for sporting activities.
“Nearly all the open door activities in this city, including crusade, track and field and many others take place in this field,” he said.
He explained that the Saclepea sub–association has about six 3rd division teams and it is one of the centers of recruitment for players for the county.
The sub–association recently held a tournament, involving 16 communities, where most of the 3rd division clubs were able to recruit players to get ready for the third division play-off, he said.
Saclepea is one of the populated cities in Nimba County and due to its central location is home to many Non-Governmental Organizations. It easily connects to other cities, like Bahn, Tappita, Yarwinmensson and other localities.
Nimba County’s Nyan Dahn and goalkeeper Emmanuel Mawolo and other top County players were recruited from Saclepea, according to chairman Yangean.
Meanwhile, the sub-association has praised Senator Oscar Cooper of Margibi County and Mr. Benoni Urey of ALP for their numerous contributions toward to the fencing of the field and has called on others to follow their example.