The president of first division club, LISCR FC, Mustapha Raji was last Sunday certificated by the Logan Town Oldtimers Association, LOSA, for his invaluable contribution to the development of football in Liberia.
The award was presented to Raji at the end of three-weekend’s football tournament to honor one of LOSA’s members, Kelvin M. Bayoh for his support to the team.
LOSA president Adolf Lawrence, (Rep. District 15), told a gathering of oldtimers at the Unity Conference Center sports ground that the certificate is to encourage Raji for his services to the youths of Liberia.
“We recognize your role in the development of Liberian footballers,” President Lawrence said, “and we thought it our duty to remember this.”
Lawrence reminded the gathering of Raji’s exceptional contribution to Liberian youths and felt that he deserved some recognition.
“Mustapha’s selfless interest in the development of young footballers is extra-ordinary,” Lawrence said, amid cheers. “This certificate must serve as a reminder of your support to Liberian youths in the area of football.”
Responding, Raji said he was overwhelmed by the recognition and assured LOSA of his continuous support to develop Liberian football, through the youths.
“Youth development demands a lot of material and financial sacrifices,” Raji also reminded his audience, “but if Liberian football must improve beyond what is now, then we must join together as a team.”
Presenting the Kelvin M. Bayoh Friendship Trophy to the Ghanaian Community Oldtimers Football Club, who defeated Clara Town Oldtimers (1-0) in the finals, Raji commended them for their victory.