President a George Manneh Weah has called on all Liberians to continue upholding the “spirit of unity” and support all national activities intended to develop the young people for the future.
Speaking to journalists at the close of the f the 2019-2020 National County Sports Meet in Monrovia at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on Thursday, the Chief Patron of Sports said the essence of the tournament is for Liberians to come together as one people so that the spirit of unity can prevail.
He said that the county meet brings unity among Liberians because people from different segments of society gather to grace the tournament and cheer their respective county peacefully.
“A beautiful county meet was organized and well attended by all Liberians, and I want to use this medium to extend my gratitude to all sports lovers and contributors for making the tournament colourful,” President Weah said.
“Even though it was unfortunate for the game to have ended the way we saw it, but again, it is part of football. Even in Europe, we saw a team walk out of the pitch because of an alleged cheating. But the rules of the game say, if you abandon a game or fail to turnout, the opposing team should be awarded the points,” the Chief Executive pointed out.
Pres. Weah further noted that the actual meaning of the County Meet is for Liberians to come together as a people, adding that a person does not necessarily have to come from a particular county before being allowed to play or cheer for it.
He asserted that even people believed to be from Grand Kru County supported different counties in the tournament. So, the entire county meet is all about unity.
Dr. Weah said the national tournament is also intended to discover young talents in the country and give them an opportunity to form part of the national team in the future.
“I saw lots of talented young players who will make a great impact on our national team that will represent Liberia in major tournaments, and I also want to encourage the Nimba County players because they are potential future national team players,” Weah said.
Meanwhile, Pres. Weah called on all sports lovers to observe the rules of the game at all times, adding that they should “avoid politics when it comes to sports because in sports, it’s about rules and regulations.”
“I want to advise all sports lovers that the rules of the game will always apply. And the most important ones to be highly considered in sports are recklessness and carelessness. Let us avoid them in all supporting activities,” Weah said.