President Weah taking a kick off in one of the just ended County Meet marches.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA (Jarp Davis Reports) – The Ministry of Youth and Sports has presented awards to winners of various sporting disciplines in the just ended National County Sports Meet.

At the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia Thursday, Grand Kru County was awarded the first place trophy while Nimba and Maryland counties got the second and third place awards in the football category.

In the kickball category, Margibi County got the first place trophy while Grand Bassa County took the second place award and Lofa County received the third place medal.

Speaking before presentation of the awards, Internal Affairs Minister, Varney Sirleaf, congratulated all of the counties for their participation in the county sports meet.

Meanwhile, President George Weah for the first time has spoken on the disruption of the final match between Grand Kru and Nimba counties at the just ended National County Sports Meet.

Speaking at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia Thursday, January 30, 2020 during the award ceremony, President Weah called for a depoliticized county meet in future encounters.

President Weah, however, said the actual meaning of the tournament was achieved by bringing Liberians together.

The Liberian Leader has also praised the spirit under which the tournament was held and lauded the talents of youthful players who participated in the tournament.

During the final of the National County Sports Meet Sunday, players of Nimba County walked out of the pitch in protest of a penalty awarded to Grand Kru County.

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Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. is a practicing and experienced Journalist specialized in Civil Society, Land Rights, development and Human Rights reporting and is an Online Writer/Content Manager, at the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) since 2011. He holds a BSc in Development Studies, from St. Clements University, Liberia, AA-Degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Entrepreneurship from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and Manifold Tutorial College. Served as Liberia’s Desk Editor, Columnist, a Volunteer Fellow of Journalist for Humana Rights (JHR) at Ghana’s Daily Guide Newspaper, and also published the Vision Newspaper covering 42,000 refugees during the Liberian refugee crisis in Ghana and reported for the Voice of America (VOA).


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