School Female League Gets 100 Footballs

first_imgFootball to Develop the Destitute (FODEDE) has received 100 footballs from the YMCA to implement its school league.Presenting the footballs to officials of FODEDE on Monday, the Assistant Secretary General for Development at the YMCA, Timotheus Kamaboakia, said the donation is to “foster community youth sports.”Mr. Kamaboakai urged FODEDE to use the footballs for their intended purpose.Mr. Wallace Weiah, the President of FODEDE said FODEDE in partnership with Child Liberia and the Liberia Football Association, intends to take football to female students to develop the secondary league.For her part, LFA EC member Rochell Woodson hailed YMCA for the donation and described the donation as timely.The Executive Director of Child Liberia, Welleh Bohlen, disclosed that Football for Hope International has approved a grant of US$15,000 to introduce football in schools amongst female students under their program “Students on the Move.”The donation is part of One World Futbol donations to the country through the YMCA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Several Benefit from Ecobank Christmas Gesture

first_imgSeveral organizations including the Christian Association of the Blind, Fatima Cottage Orphanage Mission in the Township of Dixville and the Old Folks’ Home in Jacobs Town have benefited from Ecobank’s Christmas donation during the festive season. The donation, which was spearheaded by Gibson Kollie, head of domestic banking, included bags of rice, toiletries, cooking oil and cartons of fish. “It is a tradition of Ecobank Liberia that at the end of every year we identify with the less fortunate and other vulnerable persons during the festive season,” Mr. Kollie said. “Our managing director, Mr. Gilles Guarard, wants you to have a good festive season. This is why he instructed me to come and bring you these items,” Mr. Kollie told the beneficiaries. In their responses, the beneficiaries, including Mother Victoria B. Young, founder of Fatima Cottage Orphanage, Beyan Kotta of CAR and others lauded Ecobank Liberia for its donations to meet the needs of ordinary Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Anfield won’t just be the home of Liverpool FC after this…

first_imgAdvertisementPhoto Credits: Getty Images.After much consideration, the Liverpool City Council’s planning committee approved the application for music concerts to be held at Liverpool’s home stadium.According to a council spokesman, the stadium had been given a temporary two-year licence for six concerts a year.Plans to use the site for events such as American and Gaelic football matches were rejected by the council last month on the grounds they would have a harmful effect on residents and the transport and road network.A meeting was held by the planning committee sometime during August and the club was asked to provide more information on proposals to hold concerts at the ground and to confirm what had been done to contact with residents.It had initially asked for permission to hold 10 events a year but after concerns were raised by residents dropped the number to six.Under the plans, the stadium – which was expanded in 2016 – will hold music concerts or other events such as boxing for crowds of about 50,000 at the end of the football season.The proposals were met with 57 objections from locals.Complaints included that the Sir Paul McCartney concert, held at the stadium in 2008, caused problems including drowning out the television.In a statement, councillor Jane Corbett said: “The local residents usually have respite from the football matches at ‘the end of the season’.“This extended use of the stadium will mean that, in effect, there will no longer be an ‘end to the season’.”She also cited problems with people urinating and littering when attending the stadium.In the past, the ground has bore witness to other events – American evangelist Billy Graham preached to crowds at the stadium for a week in 1984 and in the 1950s, basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters played an exhibition match there.Read Also: Football: Manchester City and Raheem Sterling are renewing their vows Advertisementlast_img read more