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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with the Nimba United Football Club



Nimba United Get Sirleaf’s Pat On Int’l Soccer Debut

MONROVIA, March 3 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received in audience players and officials of Nimba United Football Club at her office on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

The team has just returned from an international assignment in Cameroon where they lost 1-0 to Union Duala in the return leg of the qualifying series of the CAF Championship competition.

The first leg ended 3-1 in Monrovia in favor of the Cameroonian side, Union Duala.

According to an Executive Mansion release issued Wednesday, President Sirleaf commended the team for its appearance and participation in the CAF Champion Competition, adding that football is about losing and winning.

She acknowledged that Cameroon is a long time football country and thus the defeat of a young and upcoming team is not a big deal.

She thanked the team’s owner, former Nimba County Senator Adolphus Dolo for persevering with the management and sponsorship of the team as well as Cellcom GSM and all others who helped the team to fulfill its international obligation.

“Senator Dolo, let me thank you for your interest in sports, particularly football and for keeping Nimba United alive. You have a great passion about the game of football, especially Nimba United Football Club,” President Sirleaf indicated.

President Sirleaf then contributed an amount of US$5,000 to the team and called on business houses and other parties of interest to support football in Liberia.

In remarks earlier, the President of Nimba United Football Club, former Senator Dolo, thanked President Sirleaf, the Government of Liberia and the Liberia Football Association for supporting football in Liberia, especially Nimba United.

He informed President Sirleaf that players of his team are not just dependent on football, adding that many of them are university students while others are gainfully employed.

He said he was pleased about the presence of international players on his team, including two Sierra Leoneans, one Ghanaian and a Cameroonian who joined the Nimba United recently.

Dolo also used the occasion to present special gifts to President Sirleaf, the Liberia Football Association, among others, as his appreciation for their support, and called for increased assistance to sports, and football in particular, in Liberia.


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