Nimba United Holds Closing Program
By Sylvester Worwee
Liberia’s champion club, Nimba United will this weekend hold a League-end program to appreciate its players and technical staff for claiming the club first ever championship crown.
The colorful ceremony will take place tomorrow, Saturday between 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the NorthStar Sport Stadium in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia.
“I can’t really tell you how the itinerary will be like, but the CEO told me to inform all the players that the Board of Nimba United will be holding a program to appreciate the players and technical staff of the club on Saturday,” Team Manager Weah Wesseh hinted FOCUS Sport.
Already, The Mountaineers, who represent Liberia at next year Confederation of African football or CAF’s Champions League have launched a US$175, 000 fund raising crusade to kickoff their Champions League campaign.
As part of it fund raising campaign, the 2014/2015 Liberia Football Association champions are expected to carry out a nationwide ‘Trophy Tour’. The continental hopeful are also expected to play series of friendly matches during the trophy tour.
The Mountaineers mobilization Chair, Madam Sonbah Geepea-Wilson said her committee has already identified prominent Nimbaians, corporate entities and well-meaning Liberians to support the worthy initiative.
“Nimba United FC is not only owned by the people of Nimba County but also by Liberians and as such, Liberia’s representative to CAF premium club competition needs to be supported by all,” Madam Geepea-Wilson said.
The mobilization chairman further expressed fears that inadequate funding might hunt the Nimba County-based club, if well-wishers fail to support the club.
It can be recalled that Nimba United Football Club following a board meeting, appointed Madam Sonbah Geepea-Wilson to chair the mobilization committee tasked to raise US175, 000 to kickoff the Liberian Champions campaign.
The meeting which was chaired by Harris Yuan in the absence of Board Chairman, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor was also attended by Associate Justice Kabina Ja’neh, Harrison Karnwea, amongst others.
Meanwhile, hardworking Nimba United Captain, Titus Cooper and defensive midfielder, Barbu Kollie will miss Saturday’s appreciation program at the Mountaineers home ground. The two are currently on national duty with Liberia Under-23 side at the WAFU Nations Cup in Senegal.