The President of the Liberia Football Association Mustapha Raji and other stakeholders Friday October 25, 2019 officially opened what is branded as the 2019 Mutamu’s Cup.
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 Mustapha 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 through the Ministry of Youth and Sports for supporting the activities of the LFA.
Mr. Raji clarified as false and misleading rumored 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 Chief Patron OF Sports George 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 Government’s commitment to the development of the game in Liberia.
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 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 including: 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.