The President of Liberia George Manneh Weah, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 dedicated TUSA Sports Pitch in Gardnersville, outside Monrovia, and thanked the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) for funding the refurbishment of the field.
The Liberian Chief Patron of Sports extolled the President of FIFA for the numerous support his organization continues to provide for the development of football in Liberia.
President Weah also hailed the leadership of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), headed by Mustapha Raji, for the splendid leadership style and the commitment to upgrading Liberian football.
He said he was exceptionally glad working the team at the LFA because they share his vision to develop football by working closely with FIFA.
The President said he was excited and proud to dedicate TUSA Football Field, one of the many lumpy pitches he played on in the 1980s leading to his stardom in world football.
According to him, the refurbishment of TUSA Field is part of plans by his administration to refurbish every football field that he played on growing up in the football arena.
Dr. Weah, the only African Ballon d’Or so far, used the occasion to stress the need for Liberia, Africa’s Oldest Independent nation, to host the Africa Cup of Nations.
“There is a need for Liberia to host the African Cup of Nations as the oldest Independent African nation,” Dr. Weah said.
President Weah however noted that doing so is contingent first on the development of the game, particularly the building of modern sports facilities.
He asserted further that ongoing improvement of football facilities by FIFA aligns with his vision to develop Liberian football.