President George Weah has extended special congratulations to Nimba County for winning the soccer championship of the just ended County Meet. The tournament, which has gained momentum in recent years, brings together the 15 political subdivisions to compete in various sporting categories, including football, kickback, volleyball, and basketball.
The Liberian leader also thanked all other teams that participated in the annual games, noting that no event seems to unify Liberians quite as much as the County Meet has been able to do. “I am also grateful to the organizing committees of the counties, the Prime Sponsors Arcelor Mittal, Orange, NASSCORP, LISCR-Maritime, APM Terminals along with other sponsors, and all the supporters who filled the stadiums during the various matches”, the President said.
He commended the Basketball and Volleyball federations for ensuring the two sports formed part of this year’s event, and said he was looking forward to seeing more categories included.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Weah participated in both volleyball and basketball sporting events during the competition, representing his county of origin, Grand Kru.
Mr. Weah said his participation in the nation’s premier sports festivities motivated the youths to be more committed, determined, and disciplined in sports and all spheres of life.
Meanwhile, President George Weah has lauded Minister D. Zeogar Wilson and his team of officials at the Ministry of Youth and Sports for what the President described as the “able manner” in which they organized the tournament. He said the Ministry and its partners, including Liberian Football Association, have done a lot to renew dynamism in the much-desired event.