2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Liberia 3-0 Guinea Sports 

U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Liberia drowns Guinea 3-0

It was an amazing weekend of football for Liberians on Sunday, January 19, after the U20 women’s national team secured a 3-0 victory their Guinean counterparts at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers. Blanco FC forward, Agatha Nimene scored a hat-trick to give Liberia an advantage ahead of the return leg in Conakry, Guinea. The match, which was marked by an impressive turnout from football fans, saw Liberia taking the lead in the 18th minute through a free-kick that was superbly swung…

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Appiah was on a $35,000 per month contract following his second coming as coach of the national team. According to him, Kurt Okraku led administration wanted him out due to the lack of communication concerning his contract. “When you are working and the people in charge are not telling you anything, it obviously means that they want you out of the job,” Appiah told Nhyira FM. Sports 

Ghana FA Owes Me $210,000, Six Months Salary -Coach Appiah

  Former Ghana coach, Kwesi Appiah has disclosed that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) owes him arrears of six months. The 59-year-old parted ways with the Ghana FA after his two year deal with the FA on December 31, 2019. Appiah was on a $35,000 per month contract following his second coming as coach of the national team. According to him, Kurt Okraku led administration wanted him out due to the lack of communication concerning his contract. “When you are working and the people in charge are not telling you…

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Mane won the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup with his teammate Salah, but he went the extra mile to inspire his nation Senegal to the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt. He was also joint English Premier League top scorer with Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 2018/19. The Senegalese award has brought an end to Mohamed Salah’s reign as African Footballer of the Year- won it in 2017 and 2018. Sports 

African Footballer Of The Year, Mane Named In A Colorful Ceremony In Cairo

Mane was named in a colourful ceremony held in Cairo, Egypt on recently. Sadio Mane who had a sensational year of football with club and country beat off competition from his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez to win the most prestigious individual football honour on the continent. Mane won the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup with his teammate Salah, but he went the extra mile to inspire his nation Senegal to the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt. He…

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Williams won 12 Grand Slam titles over the past decade — no woman has won more than three over the past 10 seasons — and spent more than three years straight at the top of the WTA rankings. She became the oldest No. 1 player in WTA history, too, and tied Steffi Graf’s record for most consecutive weeks at the top. Sports 

Serena Williams named Associated Press’ Female Athlete of the Decade

After consistent dominance on the court over the past 10 years, it’s only fitting that Serena Williams takes the top honors as the decade comes to a close. Williams was named the Associated Press’ Female Athlete of the Decade after a vote by AP sports editors and beat writers, the AP announced on Saturday. It will announce the Male Athlete of the Decade on Sunday. “When the history books are written, it could be that the great Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of all time … I like to call it…

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In recent years, musical artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Missy Elliott have written songs referencing Kinte, who remains a symbol of defiance to many. A former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Kaepernick has also become a symbol of defiance after kneeling during the national anthem throughout the 2016 NFL season to protest inequality and racist police brutality. Sports 

Colin Kaepernick wears a ‘Kunta Kinte’ T-shirt at his NFL tryout

Colin Kaepernick wore a ‘Kunta Kinte’ T-shirt at his NFL tryout to give a nod to the enslaved main character from Roots as he tried to impress league scouts after a three-year absence _____________________ Colin Kaepernick did not answer reporters’ questions at Saturday’s NFL tryout in Atlanta, but he did make a statement by arriving in a T-shirt bearing the name of author Alex Haley’s main character in Roots, the award-winning novel about slavery in the American South. The embattled free agent quarterback did a workout for a handful of…

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“We are saddened to hear about the passing of Daniel Yallah,” the Union said in a statement. “Talented, yet selfless, Daniel’s only concern after his diagnosis was for his two younger siblings. He will be missed.” In addition to his younger siblings, Mr. Yallah is survived by siblings, Norah, Florence, Giftlyn, Hilton, and Secret, who live in Africa. A viewing at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, will be followed by 11 a.m. services at West Laurel Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd. Burial is private. Sports 

Budding Liberia star who styled for Philadelphia Union FC, loses life to cancer

Daniel C. Yallah, 19, of Philadelphia, a budding soccer star and student who came to the United States from Liberia in pursuit of advancement, died Friday, Nov. 15, of complications from liver cancer at his home. Mr. Yallah was born in Gbarnga and grew up in a section of the city populated by refugees. He had seven siblings. His grades at the local school qualified him for a private school, where he studied from sixth to the ninth grades. In the fall of 2015, his mother, Sarah Meemie Yallah, accompanied…

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Liberia call-off training session in Freetown amid tension New Liberia coach Peter Butler was compelled to call-off today's training session at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown following the invasion of session by angry Sierra Leoneans. Led by their team manager, they threw stones, urine in bottle and physically attacked and assaulted Bryant McGill, a policy analyst from the sports ministry, goalkeeping coach Sunday Seah and former Liberia Sports 

Liberian National Team attacked in Sierra Leone

    New Liberia coach Peter Butler was compelled to call-off today’s training session at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown following the invasion of the session by angry Sierra Leoneans. Led by their team manager, they threw stones, urine in bottles and physically attacked and assaulted Bryant McGill, a policy analyst from the sports ministry, goalkeeping coach Sunday Seah and former Liberia international Joe Nagbe, who is an advisor to sports Minister Zeogar Wilson, complained. There was just one military and police officer assigned to the training session. A…

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“It is very very important to work with Liberian coaches. So I am not thinking about bringing coaches [backroom staff] from outside. There is a huge amount of talent here. “From my experiences of working in English, Asian and African football and trying to enhance the level of the league here and from a development perspective, the ultimate goal is to improve [Liberia’s] Fifa rankings and qualify for Afcon.” Sports 

Liberia appoints Englishman Peter Butler coach

    Liberian FA—The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has unveiled Englishman Peter Butler as head coach. The former Huddersfield Town, West Ham and West Bromwich Albion midfielder replaced former Liberia international Thomas Kojo, who was dismissed following Liberia’s failure to reach the finals of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Cameroon. Butler has signed a one-year contract, subject to renewal, with a mandate to qualify Liberia for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and 2022 World Cup finals. In an 18-year career as a player, Butler had spells…

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The NBA Is Officially Launching the 'Basketball Africa League' in 2020 Sports 

The NBA Is Officially Launching The Basketball Africa League in 2020

President Obama will be involved with the establishment of the league. The NBA is officially heading to the continent. The professional basketball association has announced that it will launch the Basketball Africa League next year which will feature 12 teams from across the continent, reports CNN. Participating countries include Angola, Egypt, Rwanda, Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa and Tunisia. The league is a collaboration between the NBA and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), notes CBS News. “The Basketball Africa League is an important next step in our continued development of the…

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Now, thousands of miles from home and despite long odds, those same girls are blazing their own path. Monrovia Academy’s under-15 girls’ soccer team made history in Minnesota, marking the first time a Liberian female youth soccer team left the country for a tournament. Sports 

Girls from Liberia’s Monrovia Academy Win USA Cup

  Long before the U.S. women’s national soccer team started making headlines this summer at the World Cup, two key members made a trip to Liberia, planting seeds for a dream that played out this week at the USA Cup in Blaine. In 2016, U.S. coach Jill Ellis and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris were visiting Monrovia Academy, an institution that aims to use soccer and education in creating the “future leaders” of Liberia. For the young girls at Monrovia Academy, Ellis and Harris became instant role models, not some faraway celebrities.…

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