The President of the Liberia Football Association Musa Hassan Bility has presented a check of USD $10,000 to Barrack Young Controllers II in appreciation of the club’s victory in last month’s CAF Confederation Cup victory over Kawkab Marrakech of Morocco in Monrovia.
The LFA President at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the football house said the USD $10,000 was a fulfillment of a promise made to the club by him thorough the local football governing body to give a cash prize if the club wins at home.
“ The fact that a low-level Liberian club playing in the second division can beat a first division team from a top football nation like Morocco speaks volume about the progress football is making in Liberia,” Mr. Bility stated.
The LFA President said the club kept the promise and won and it was now time for the LFA to meet its side of the bargain therefore today was the appropriate time to do such.
“I want to thank the players, officials, coaches and most especially the Chief Executive Officer of your club Mr. Robert Sirleaf for making the country proud,” the LFA Boss remarked in an exciting tone.
Mr. Bility promised BYC II that they will have an opportunity to play the senior team, the Lone Star doing the team’s preparation for its upcoming Nations Cup qualifier against Togo.
The LFA Boss lifted special praises to the government of Liberia and also heralded special praised to Cellcom GSM for not only sporting the league and national team but also local clubs.
He thanked the GSM giant for its continued support to football in Liberia.
Speaking on behalf of BYC II, the club’s president Mark Tweh thanked the LFA for the fulfillment of its promise to the club. He said he and his team including their CEO are extremely grateful for the support from the football house and pledged to keep making the LFA and Liberia proud.
Earlier LFA Executive Committee Member and Chairman of the Competitions Committee Ansu V.S. Dulleh thanked BYC II for the splendid performance in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Mr. Dulleh said the splendid show by BYC II over a leading club from Morocco showed the that the local league is up to standard. The LFA Competitions Committee Chairman said the inclusion of several local players for the national team including the goalkeeper of the Lone Star shows that the local league is greatly improving.