The competition is part of one of the commitments made by the current LFA’s administration to help develop the game through youth programs.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, LFA President Raji stressed that the competition is a pilot phase geared towards developing the young and skillful kids of Liberia.
He praised the Government of Liberia(GoL) through the Ministry of Youth and Sports for supporting the activities of the LFA.
Raji described as false and misleading rumors that the Government is not supporting the LFA including its programs.
He named the huge waiver of taxes for duty free to allow sporting materials and other equipment for the use of the LFA and many others as a massive support they are benefiting from the government under the leadership of the Chief Patron of Sports Mr. George Manneh Weah, of which, he is so grateful.
The LFA boss encouraged the government to continue their effort by also extending it to youth capacity building, a key pillar to the development of the game in Liberia. Also speaking at the program was Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson who re-echoed the government’s commitment to the development of the game in the country.
He urged the young players to see the program as an added opportunity for them to explore and showcase their talents on the bigger scene.
Speaking earlier was the Technical Director of the LFA, Mr. Henry Browne, who disclosed that the competition is a pilot phase that is show casing sixteen teams from five counties.
He said the five counties are: Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Bong and Nimba were drawn after the successful climax of the preliminary rounds in the targeted counties.
According to him, the competition will be extended to other Counties in the future.
Currently, it is being played on a knock out basis in two venues in Montserrado County, namely: The Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Central Monrovia and George Weah Technical Center in Careysburg respectively.